Exactly 25 years ago, on January 15, 1975, my favorite ride at the Magic Kingdom first opened. In honor of the attraction's 25th anniversary, here's a commercial about Space Mountain...in Disneyland!
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I really love how ominous this commercial makes Space Mountain appear to be. I guess it makes sense. This IS a thrill ride, so you want to make it look as THRILLING as possible. Reminds me of this early commercial for Big Thunder Mountain. That makes the ride look like a horror movie!
The unintentionally hilarious part of this commercial is how it states, quite unironically, "Space Mountain, it can only happen in Disneyland..."
...or Disney WORLD, where it opened three years earlier. And then in Tokyo Disneyland. And Disneyland Paris. And Hong Kong Disneyland. Honestly, the only Disney park without a Space Mountain is Shanghai Disneyland, and that's because they built the Tron Lightcycle Run coaster instead.
Speaking of which, Tron Lightcycle Coaster is, of course, being built at the Magic Kingdom. A lot of people have been worried about how this will affect Space Mountain. Personally, if Splash Mountain couldn't affect Big Thunder Mountain one bit, I'm not too worried about Tron affecting Space Mountain. Obviously, I'm excited. That's sure to be my next favorite attraction once it opens. Though Space Mountain will always have a special place in my heart as my absolute favorite.