Adventure Thru Inner Space (1967 – 1985)


Adventure Thru Inner Space
Opened: August 5, 1967

Closed: September 2, 1985

Location: Tomorrowland

Replaced by: Star Tours

Sponsor: The Monsanto Company (1967-1977)

Adventure Thru Inner Space was an attraction at Disneyland which opened in Tomorrowland in August 1967 and closed in 1985. It was replaced by the Star Tours attraction which opened in 1987.

The attraction was the first to utilize Disney’s Omnimover system which is also used by The Haunted Mansion, Buzz Lightyear Astro Blaster, Peter Pan’s Flight and The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure.

The attraction was designed to simulate humans shrinking to a size, smaller than an atom (the “inner space”). As riders waited for their journey into the atom, they were able to see other riders entering one end of the Monsanto Mighty Microscope.