November 28, 1974 – The Tomorrowland Attraction Star Jets Opens in Walt Disney World
“Scaled-down Apollo-Saturn replica rockets propelled guests up to 60 feet above Magic Kingdom park.”
On November 28, 1974, the Tomorrowland attraction Star Jets opened in Walt Disney World. The attraction was based on the Disneyland Rocket Jets, which opened in 1967. The attraction was similar to the Dumbo the Flying Elephant attraction; guests board their vehicles and while revolving around a central hub, and have the ability to maneuver the vehicle up and down while continuing the rotation of the ride. For Star Jets, guests boarded jets around a centralized rocket hub, and the height of the attraction allowed guests the ability to look out over the sights of the Magic Kingdom. When tickets were in use in the parks, this attraction was considered a D Ticket ride. In 1994, the attraction was closed along with many others due to a significant change in the look of Tomorrowland, and was replaced with the Astro Orbiter.