A different visionary was equally eager to drag his audience into other worlds – the great Walt Disney. Quite apart from the invention of Mickey Mouse, it was always his aim to turn visions into reality, to make them tangible. As a logical further develop- ment based on the worldwide success of his films, he built »Disneyland«, the world’s most famous theme park, which
– among other attractions – boasts the space theme roller coaster »Space Mountain«. The concept was so successful that we can now enjoy spin-offs in Paris, Tokyo and Hong Kong. For the Paris version – named
»De la Terre à la Lune« – composer Steve Bramson, who was until then mainly known for his work in the US television industry, created the music accompanying the ride. Based on a Jules Verne tale, the passenger experiences an exciting journey through space from the earth to the moon.