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July 22, 1955 – The Tomorrowland Attraction Rocket to the Moon Opens in Disneyland

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“Hello. Welcome to the moon.”

On July 22, 1955, the Tomorrowland attraction Rocket to the Moon opened in Disneyland. Originally sponsored by TWA from 1955 to 1961, the attraction was a huge draw to guests as space travel was still in its infancy. Guests would sit inside a pseudo rocket, staring at space through projections on the ceiling and the floor. When the United States finally went to the moon, the attraction began to look outdated, and was changed to Mission to Mars in 1975. However, when Tomorrowland was remodeled in 1966, the main rocket that stood as the icon for the attraction was destroyed.

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