A Look Back: Launching Mission to Mars at Disneyland Park

George Savvas

by , Director, Public Relations, Disneyland Resort

On March 21, 1975, six years after man first set foot on the moon, the Flight to the Moon attraction at Disneyland park was relaunched with a new destination.


The new Mission to Mars attraction still featured a visit to Mission Control. I can still remember thinking what a cool job Mr. Johnson had.


According to NASA, robotic missions to Mars currently take approximately eight months to travel to the red planet. So, when Mission to Mars completed its final journey on November 2, 1992, it would only have had time for 13 roundtrips from Earth were it not for a little Disney magic powered by imagination.


  • Loved this attraction. As well as the moon attractions that preceded it.

  • Hopefully we can see an attraction here again soon

  • Too bad all flights are grounded…at least the new terminal has Redd Rocket’s pizza! It’s out of this world!!!

  • Now the location of Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port.

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