What electronics company sponsored the original Space Mountain ride at Walt Disney World?
A ride with a name so cool, it doesn’t matter that it doesn’t make that much sense. Whether we ever actually discover a mountain in space, Space Mountain was future-themed from the beginning, so it makes sense that Disney would turn to RCA for sponsorship. In fact, visitors who took the ride were originally treated to an RCA show at the end, spotlighting the electronics-enhanced ‘Home of Future Living.’ RCA would be the official sponsor of Space Mountain from the ride’s debut in 1975 until 1993. And guess what the ride was originally going to be called? Space Voyage! Sounds even more epic. Source: Mental Floss, Disney Park History
RCA Corporation, founded as the Radio Corporation of America, was an American electronics company in existence from 1919 to 1986. General Electric took over the company in late 1985 and split it up the following year. The RCA trademarks are used by Sony Music Entertainment and Technicolor, which licenses the RCA brand name to other companies such as Voxx International, Curtis International, and TCL Corporation for products descended from that common ancestor.
RCA Corporation, founded as the Radio Corporation of America, was an American electronics company in existence from 1919 to 1986 when took over the company in 1985 and split it up the following year. Although not owned by Disney, RCA Records (through its RCA Victor label) released many early Disney record albums, including animated features like mainly Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Alice in Wonderland . RCA was also one of the original sponsors for Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color in 1961