June 7, 1975 – The Mission to Mars Attraction Opens in Walt Disney World
“Our Mission to Mars takes place sometime in the future, when a sightseeing trip to the red planet is an everyday adventure.”
On June 7, 1975, the Mission to Mars attraction opened in Walt Disney World. Similar to the original attraction that opened in Disneyland on March 21, 1975, the Walt Disney World attraction gave guests an idea of how it would be if humans could travel to Mars. Both park versions were updated from the original Flight to the Moon attraction, which had become outdated after man had made it to the moon in 1969. The Walt Disney World attraction closed on October 4, 1993.