A New Spin On An Old Favorite Mission:SPACE

When looking for a thrill at Epcot many guests head straight for Mission: SPACE. Since 2003 this exciting attraction has been launching guests into space for a thrilling, authentic, NASA-style Mission. Currently there are two different voyages for "trainees" ready to take on the X-2 Deep Space Shuttle flight to Mars; the Orange Team which experiences a 2.5 g-force inducing spin, or the Green Team which is a much more mild version of the experience.

But Imagineers never rest, and they are always asking "what's new, what's next?" Well beginning August 13, 2017 Disney plans to relaunch the attraction with a brand new Green Team experience and a newly enhanced Orange Team version of the "classic" Mission: SPACE.

Which Team Will You Choose?Which Team Will You Choose?

The new Green Mission takes families for a spin around our very own planet Earth. This new mission blasts off for a memorable orbit. If you choose this team you'll recognize sights from your ship window such as the Hawaiian Islands, Italy's "boot" and the spectacular Northern Lights. All seen from outer space, before you return to Earth for a landing just down the road at the Kennedy Space Center. In addition to the new mission around our planet " families will be happy to hear that the height restriction will be changed with the addition of new X-2 booster seats allowing children 40-44" to ride.

Inside the space capsules on Mission: SpaceInside the space capsules on Mission: Space

On the Orange Team side, folks with "the right stuff," will be able to enjoy a truly intense experience with new, HD video that makes everything seem more real than ever. Orange Team launches on a trip to Mars, where along the way they must maneuver to "dodge meteoroids, and slingshot around the moon and attempt a precision landing on the Red Planet's alien surface." This trip is one of the most thrilling rides in all of Walt Disney World, and would-be astronauts will absolutely love it.

In addition to the exciting rides, Mission:SPACE has a queue that is worthy of the Smithsonian. In partnership with NASA guests are treated to some serious display exhibits as they wind their way towards their ships, like the NASA Lunar Roving Vehicle, only one of 4 in existence.

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