This attraction is a 10 minute tour through Tomorrowland. A narrator explains what you are passing as you go through Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, Space Mountain, and Mickey's Star Traders. While you are outside of the attractions, the narrator explains what you are passing, what you are seeing, and shares a few jokes along the way!
Several years ago, I participated in Disney's YES program and this attraction was part of the program. It was during that program that I learned there are no motors involved in this attraction. The entire attraction is powered my magnets! It uses linear induction motors, which are emission free, and basically pushes and pulls the cars along the track. This method is much safer for the environment than a standard engine used on so many other attractions.
Each section of vehicles has 5 cars that travel at 10 feet a second. The only exception is at the loading dock where it travels 2.7 feet per second as you board from a moving conveyor belt. Each car holds 4 people comfortably. Two will face forward and two will face backwards.
One of my favorite things to see on this attraction is in the dark as you enter Space Mountain. Here you can see Walt Disney's 20th Century model city. This was his vision for the future. I believe this was the start of Walt's vision for Epcot: Environmental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.
Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Magical Mouse Schoolhouse.
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
1st Stop ~ Frontierland Station - Splash Mountain
2nd Stop ~ A Disney Mom's Thoughts - TTA PeopleMover
3rd Stop ~ Magical Mouse Schoolhouse - Haunted Mansion
4th Stop ~ The Disney Point - Space Mountain
Final Stop ~ Adventure in the Great Wide Somewhere - The Disney Magic