The Mountains of Magic Kingdom - 24 Facts & Secrets

4 - First roller coaster to be controlled by computers.

The technology that was put into place for Space Mountain was new and completely cutting edge for its time.  The computer systems put into place allowed the system to determine the weight within the vehicles and control the speed at which the ride vehicles moved through drops and different points within the ride.  This is a common practice in place for most every roller coaster that is constructed today, but that was unheard of during the time Space Mountain was built, making the attraction a real trend setter and piece of roller coaster history.