Flight to the Moon | Disneyland

Last Updated on: March 26th, 2024

Flight to the Moon was a classic attraction at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. It opened in 1967 in Tomorrowland and was inspired by the space race and America’s race to the moon.

The attraction was a simulation ride that took guests on a simulated journey to the moon aboard a spacecraft called the TWA Moonliner. The experience included a pre-show presentation on the history of space travel, followed by a simulation of a rocket launch and a journey through space, complete with views of Earth and the moon.

Flight to the Moon was popular with guests during its time at Disneyland. However, in 1975, the attraction was updated and rebranded as Mission to Mars, which replaced the moon landing scenario with a simulated mission to Mars. The attraction operated under this name until 1992, when it was replaced by Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port.

Although Flight to the Moon is no longer part of the Disneyland experience, it remains a fond memory for many longtime visitors, and it is remembered as a classic attraction that helped to inspire the imagination and wonder of space travel.

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