Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Space Mountain - May 27, 1977

Space Mountain is 31 years old today, Happy Birthday! A great attraction that’s still very popular today. Try and get on Space Mountain after the evening parade, good luck, it seems everyone wants one last ride thru space.

First up to help celebrate is a parking lot flyer daring you to “Race thru Space Mountain” on Disneyland's newest attraction. Are you ready for your "journey into the black void of infinite space"?

This is the cover of the flyer, the Space Mountain page is actually the back page.

First “E” tickets with Space Mountain appearing on them, from June 1977. Within a year, the words "Roller Coaster Type Attraction" would be added next to "Space Mountain" on the tickets.

First Disneyland “Your Guide” book with Space Mountain on the cover. Check back Bonus Sunday for the entire guide.

Neat little drawing on the inside cover.

Tomorrowland page of the guide showing the ”new” Space Mountain.

Great cover of the Summer 1977 Vacationland. This edition includes great articles on; Space Mountain, The Rescuers, “Disneyland’s Own Wild West Chorus Line”, Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn & more. Check back on Bonus Sunday for the entire issue.

Lastly from Spring 1975, Walt Disney World’s Vacationland. Space Mountain of course was in Florida first. A somewhat different ride than Anaheim’s with single in-line seating and two separate tracks within the Mountain. Want to see the whole issue? Sure, I’ll have it on Bonus Sunday as well.

Tomorrow:Take me out to the ball game” in what year? It’s the Angels Vs. White Sox (hint: The Angeles will soak the Sox 5 to 0)


Jason Schultz said...

Man, where do you find time to scan all this stuff? It's great! I think the first item isn't actually a "gate" flyer, per se, but something that was handed out at the parking lot toll booths.

Completely unrelated to Space Mountain, but do you have any tickets from Dixieland at Disneyland or its successor, Disneyland and All That Jazz?

The Viewliner Limited said...

Thanks very much for your nice comment on my Sunday post. I agree with you whole-heartedly. Great stuff your posting - looks like your pretty busy. Thanks for all.

Major Pepperidge said...

I love early Space Mountain stuff, and have a few items myself. This is still an amazing ride 31 years later!

Anonymous said...

It is hard to believe that Space Mountain is 31 years old! It is my favorite ride and the first that I go on every time I go to Disneyland. We will be taking our granddaughter from Atlantic City at Christmas time. It will be the first time we will see Disney all decorated for the holidays.

Anonymous said...

How funny... I am from Atlantic City and will be going to Disneyland just to see the Christmas decorations. It is my favorite time of the year to go. I love It's a Small World.

Dan Prinzing said...

I remember when I worked in the "inaugural" crew in 1977. It was billed as "The most incredible attraction in 22 years." It's hard to believe that was now 32 years ago!

Dan Prinzing