At one time or another most people think about what it would be like to be an astronaut. At Walt Disney World, guests have a chance to see what that feels like. Your admission to Epcot will also include a round trip flight to Mars. Here are nine facts and tips about Mission: SPACE.
9) Opening Date
Mission: SPACE opened on August 15th in 2013. It’s in Future World at Epcot. Walt Disney World wanted to give guests a chance to become an astronaut and be sent on a mission to Mars. Each rider takes on a different role; commander, engineer, navigator, or pilot.
8) Orange Team
For those who are looking for a more intense adventure, you will definitely want to be on the Orange Team. For guests on the Orange Team the ride spins, tilts and uses G forces which will make you truly feel like you are going into outer space. If you get motion sick, you may want to read the next paragraph and go with that.
7) Green Team
Green Team is a much less intense ride which does not spin. You will still have the fun of Mission: SPACE, but have much less of a chance of motion sickness. If you’re unsure which level to try, go with the Green Team first. If you feel like you can handle it, you can always try Orange Team after. Both Orange and Green Teams are very tight spaces, so if you’re claustrophobic you may want to skip Mission: SPACE all together and wait on the outside for your group.
6) Mission: SPACE Advanced Training Lab
For those who would rather stay on Earth, you can wait for your party in the Mission: SPACE Advanced Training Lab. This interactive play area is a great way to enjoy everything about Mars without having to leave Earth or worry about motion sickness.
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5) Length of Your Journey
The ride lasts five minutes and 38 seconds, but it will feel like quite a bit more. You are trying to make it to Mars, after all, and will encounter quite a few obstacles along the way.
4) Height Requirement
You have to be 44 inches or taller in order to ride. This height requirement is for safety, so please do not put lifts in your children’s shoes or argue with the Cast Members.
3) Heed Safety Warnings
People have had serious medical problems while on this ride or soon after, so make sure you read all safety warnings before you get in line. Remember, these precautions are not there to ruin your fun, they truly are for your safety. Safety is always Walt Disney World’s number one priority.
2) Good FastPass+ Selection
Mission: SPACE is usually a pretty easy ride to get a FastPass+ for, but sometimes during the busy times of year the Wait Times can grow long. Remember, if you’re staying at a Walt Disney World resort you can make your FastPass+ reservations 60 days in advance, while non Walt Disney World resort guests can make their FastPass+ reservations 30 days in advance.
1) Wait Time is Shortest First Thing in the Morning
If you’re using your FastPass+ selections on other attractions, Mission: SPACE is a good ride to do first thing in the morning. This is especially true during the busy season, the Wait Time can get pretty long as the day goes on.