One of the more overlooked stories coming out of the D23 Expo this past weekend…
Mission: SPACE has been thrilling Epcot guests since 2003. I know personally I’ll never forget the first time that I rode it. The feeling of being blasted off into space, the gravity pushing down on your arms so that you can’t even lift them is really a trip! Now as we heard at D23 Expo, Mission: SPACE reopens August 13th, this time with a brand New Green Mission, and an enhanced version of the original Orange Mission.
Here’s what to expect:
- If you think you’ve got “the right stuff,” take on the Orange Mission for a truly intense experience that lets you feel the force of an actual space launch en route to Mars. On this mission, you’ll dodge meteoroids, slingshot around the moon and attempt a precision landing on the Red Planet’s alien surface. This “mission” has been enhanced with new, HD video to make it even clearer – I can’t imagine!
- Or, embark on the more family-friendly Green Mission – a new mission that takes you on an exciting orbit around Earth. On this amazing new adventure, you’ll take in sites like the Hawaiian Islands, Italy’s “boot” and the Northern Lights—as seen from space, of course—before finally landing at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. No matter which mission you choose, it’ll be a journey that’s totally out of this world.
Besides the new additions to Mission: SPACE, Disney has made the attraction a bit more kid-friendly by lowering the height requirement from 44 inches to 40 for the Green Mission. X-2 booster seats will be added for this addition!
Stay tuned for more updates as they come…
I want to know what you think about the news that the Mission: SPACE reopens to new additions. Are you satisfied with the changes? Do you think they are enough? Let us know in the comments section below!
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