Space Mountain gets new 'off-board' music and sound effects during the ride

Aug 30, 2010 in "Space Mountain"

Posted: Monday August 30, 2010 9:23am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff
It's been in testing for a few months now, and today Space Mountain opened with it's brand new audio system, dubbed 'Starry-O-Phonic Sound'. Unlike Rock 'n' RollerCoaster which uses on-board speakers, Space Mountain uses 60 speakers installed "off-board" on the sides of the track. Sound effects and music are timed to play as each train passes. The soundtrack is not the same as the Disneyland version, and was written specifically for the Magic Kingdom's mountain by Mike Brassell.

The addition of the audio now completes the major 2009 refurbishment that added new storyline elements, new lighting and darkening effects, updated loading area and queue, new queue interactive games and an on-ride photo system.

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