Let’s continue our journey into all things space at the Walt Disney World Resorts with this third installment of my Travel into Space series. We have already taken a look at Spaceship Earth and Space Mountain. Now it is time to explore the attraction in Epcot’s Future World, Mission: SPACE. Unlike the other space-theme attractions, Mission: SPACE is more of a thrill ride and even though it has two levels of excitement, is not for non-thrill seekers. There are two levels of training: Orange Team (more intense) and Green Team (less intense). You pick your level of intensity before entering the training center.
Gary Sinise will brief you and your comrades before boarding the X-2 Deep Space Shuttle at the International Space Training Center.
Mission: SPACE is a shuttle simulator offering the closest thing to flying a shuttle to the Red Planet - Mars. You and three others will board your shuttle for a mission that will take you through meteor fields and slingshot you around the moon. Each one of you will have a special role in your mission, including navigator, pilot, commander and engineer. Each one of you will have specific duties during your mission to Mars.
Post mission, you and your comrades will be able to explore the training center, which includes an interactive play area for guests of all ages. Join mission command and help another team make their way to Mars. There is even a play area complete with shuttle for little cadets to play while bigger cadets go on their mission.
Guests must be 44 inches tall to enjoy Mission: SPACE. There are health warnings with this attractions and you should consider all physical conditions before entering the attraction. See sign at attraction’s entrance for more details and warnings.
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