December 24, 1971 – The Flight to the Moon Attraction Opens in Walt Disney World’s Tomorrowland
“Our Flight to the Moon takes place sometime in the future, when travel to outer space will be an everyday adventure.”
On December 24, 1971, the Tomorrowland attraction Flight to the Moon opened in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom park. The attraction was based on the original Disneyland attraction, which opened in 1967. After men had already been to the moon, the attraction lost popularity due to it being dated, and was closed on April 15, 1975. The attraction was then replaced with Mission to Mars, which opened on June 7, 1975.