Rocket Jets | Disneyland

Last Updated on: March 26th, 2024

Rocket Jets – Extinct Disneyland Attractions
Image credit: Gene Spesard

Rocket Jets was a classic Disneyland attraction that opened in 1967 and closed in 1997. The attraction was located in Tomorrowland and was designed to simulate a rocket flight high above the park.

The attraction featured 12 rocket-shaped vehicles that were mounted on a central tower. Guests would board the rockets and use a control stick to control their ascent and descent around the tower. As they reached the top, they could look out over Disneyland and enjoy a panoramic view of the park.

The attraction was originally known as the Astro Jets when it first opened in 1956, but it was later replaced by the Rocket Jets in 1967. The Rocket Jets were relocated in 1998 to a new location in Tomorrowland and rethemed as the Astro Orbiter, which is still operating in Disneyland today.

Rocket Jets was a popular attraction during its run, and its towering presence in Tomorrowland made it a distinctive and memorable part of the park’s skyline.

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