Terrific Tuesdays: Space Mountain

13581973_10153805118696234_355398857857426939_oAnyone that knows me knows I am not a huge roller coaster fan. I will scream loudly and if I stop screaming – it will not be pretty! My husband has convinced me over the years to try it – I’ll be there and it will be ok. UGH – famous last words! Oh sure, I was fine and nothing happened when I recently rode Space Mountain….other than those around me lost their hearing!

I am trying to embrace roller coasters such as Space Mountain. Looking back at it – it is really the mildest of the coasters at Walt Disney World. Disney does an excellent job at making you believe the environment you are in at the moment. Whether it is walking through the many lands, riding above England in Peter Pan’s magic boat or riding through space at the speed of light!

Space Mountain has changed their queue over the years, so even during busy times of the year you are entertained as you make your way to your waiting space ship. On a recent trip we missed some of the queue because we had Fast Passes and also it was not busy that morning. I would have liked to have had the time to explore the many things there were to see, but in retrospect – it was probably a good thing it was quick because before I knew it, I was in my space ship behind my son and his fiancé with my husband behind me in the next car.

While you think you are going faster than the speed of light, you are actually going less than 30 miles an hour in the dark with wind being blown on you giving you the false sense of speed. Space Mountain is fun and exciting and I love watching the other cars flash pass you on the track. Each car has reflective tape on the side so while you don’t see the people very much, it looks like shooting stars as the cars dart along the track. Since you are in the dark, you are never sure where you will turn or dip next.

Where do you rank Space Mountain among the coasters in Walt Disney World!?

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Debbie and her husband live in Collegedale, TN where her youngest son is going to college. She is a huge Disney fan who dreams of someday retiring and working as a tour guide at Walt Disney World. She has enjoyed many trips to WDW with children, grandchildren and sometimes adults only. It is her ultimate goal to make sure everyone who visits WDW has the same magical time that she enjoys every time she visits.

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