Flight to the Moon | Disney World

Last Updated on: February 1st, 2023

Here is everything you need to know about Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom’s extinct Flight to the Moon show including history, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!

Flight to the Moon | Disney World Description

Flight to the Moon disney worldFlight to the Moon was an (almost) original attraction in Walt Disney World’s Tomorrowland park area. The attraction made its debut shortly after the park opening, making its debut to the public in December 1971.

The ride included a pre-show segment featuring the iconic narrator Tom Morrow and then the core show which was essentially an interactive flight simulator.

This show ran from 1971-1975 and was replaced by the (very similar) Mission to Mars show. In the space where this attraction once took flight is currently Stitch’s Great Escape…or whatever ends up replacing it.

Flight to the Moon | Disney World Fun Facts

  • Flight to the Moon was a Disneyland attraction that carried over to Disney World, but was somewhat outdated wen it debut in Orlando. Since man had already gone to the moon, the premise of the attraction was a bit off. This was why it was rethemed to Mission to Mars after just a few years.
  • Flight to the Moon was a dark ride attraction that simulated a trip to the Moon.
  • The attraction was based on the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, which was the first manned mission to land on the Moon.
  • The attraction’s queue featured a number of interactive elements, such as a large spaceship model, and a number of Tomorrowland-themed posters and signs.
  • The ride featured a number of different scenes, including a rocket launch, a journey through space, and a landing on the surface of the Moon.
  • Flight to the Moon was one of the first attractions at Disney World to use the Omnimover ride system, which allows guests to board and disembark the ride vehicles while they are moving, allowing for a smoother and more efficient ride experience.
  • The attraction was closed in 1975 and it was replaced by “Mission to Mars” which had a similar concept but it was more advanced and exciting.

Flight to the Moon | Disney World Details

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