As our scientific knowledge advances, we dream and hope for a future where the possibilities of space travel is available for the masses and not just the elite. So far we have put a man on the moon and sent robots to mars and beyond. So the future of space travel is looking quite positive, especially at the Walt Disney World Resorts.
At Disney World you can become an astronaut in a 5.5-minute trip into space on Mission: SPACE, located in Epcot’s Future World. This simulator ride takes you on a realistic adventure during your space flight to Mars. If you have not had a chance to ride this attraction, make sure to do so. It is a must-experience when visiting Epcot. During this attractions each member of your flight crew is given a job to perform while traveling. Experience the force of lift off, take a nap in hyper sleep and then bravely land the spacecraft, keeping your fingers crossed so you do not fall off the cliff.
There are two different versions of Mission: SPACE, you choose the one you want. One side will take you on a full G-force feeling mission and the other is not as aggressive. Some guests with certain medical conditions, such as fear of enclosed spaces and motion sickness, just to name a few, should be careful when deciding to choose to ride Mission: SPACE. There is also a height requirement to ride. If you have any questions or concerns check with a Disney Cast Member before riding the ride.
For those not tall enough, unable to ride the ride, or just choose not to, can enjoy the Mission: SPACE Advanced Training Lab. It is an interactive, hands on learning experience for all ages. You can compete in the Mission: SPACE Race, create video postcards to send via email and shop in the Mission: SPACE Cargo Bay. The Mission: SPACE Race is where two teams containing both astronauts and ground control come head to head in a space mission. Who will get their rocket from Mars to Earth first? You will have to test your skills and see.
For more information about the future of space travel, check out Daily Galaxy. This website has interesting information about the future of space, travel and earth as we now know it. It is a fun way to learn about space and to keep up with the latest in technology without having to travel to Disney World for a space adventure. Or it will get you and the family excited for your next space journey at Epcot.
This is just the beginning of your space travel adventures at Disney World. There are so many other space-themed attractions that you and the family can enjoy. These attractions are sure to have space-enthusiasts excited about your upcoming trip to Disney World.