I think Space Mountain is truly the quintessential Disney ride. Anytime you are on the monorail, watch what happens to people when the see the Space Mountain building. Excitement mixed with fear. The true fear is that the line will be an hour long.
Space Mountain had a face lift recently and the changes were definitely positive. They added some interactive things in the queue so that the wait, if it's long, will at least be entertaining. I think they did something as well so that they can get more cars on the track because there was never a wait when we were there this last November. I mean, not even a five minute wait. So, they definitely did something.
Anyhow, Space Mountain has this bizarre way of giving me the giggles. I get on the thing and the moment we "take-off" I am laughing and can't stop until we safely return to Earth. It's just funny to me how you can't even see your hand in front of your face.
The ride itself is a little bit herky-jerky. You are in the pitch dark and going around corners at lightning speeds. Since you can't see, you can't really anticipate any of the turns or drops, so they all come out of nowhere. Your neck usually can't catch up. But, it's fun. One minute you are propelling up then on a loop to the left, then going down a fast little decline. Are you laughing with me?
This is not my favorite roller coaster at Disneyworld, but it's nostalgic and fun.
4/5 or 7/10 stars.