Since I adore space I thought I would do a look at the Rocket to the Moon from Tomorrowland which opened in 1955.
I never got to go on this until it was Mission to Mars. But I think it was primarily the same ride. You went into a round room with tiered seating and there was a screen on the floor and one on the ceiling. One showed you where you were going and the other showed you where you'd been.
Here's a great shot showing how tall it was with it's first paint job advertising TWA.
And these next two show the ride building.
This is the sign that was outside.
Here are a few pictures from inside:
Inside the ride itself:
In 1963 Douglas Aircraft became the sponsor and the rocket got a whole new paint job.
In 1967 as part of the new Tomorrowland it became Flight to the Moon with a new larger building and an animatronics preshow and moving seats which sunk down to simulate take-off. The original rocket was no longer there.
I wonder what they were looking at?
They updated the interior as well.
In 1998, the building was transformed into Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port restaurant, as another New Tomorrowland project was undertaken. A new Moonliner, approximately two thirds the height of the original, was erected at the entrance. It's red and white just like the original except it promotes Coca-cola instead of TWA.
Hope your Sunday is great and see you next week!!!