Today, guests at Epcot were able to experience the latest updates to Mission Space. While the ride itself doesn’t officially relaunch until August 13th, the updates seems to reenergize it. The attraction will feature a brand new experience and an enhanced version of the “classic” Mission: SPACE.
Mission:SPACE relaunches with two unique experiences
Guests were able to experience these updates in while the attraction was in soft opening today. Multiple videos of each Mission were captured. Below check it the description for each Mission and watch the videos, if you doing mind the spoilers.
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!
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.
What else is new at Mission:SPACE?
In addition to all the “mission” updates, Walt Disney Imagineers have also made this attraction MORE family-friendly. Younger astronauts also can now ride, as the height restriction changed for the Green Mission side with the addition of new X-2 booster seats allowing children 40-44” to ride.
Furthermore, the pre-show and in flight navigation assistance is now conducted by Actress Gina Torres. Gina replaces Gary Sinise as CAPCOM, but essentially it is the same exact dialogue.
Side note? In the Orange Mission did anyone notice anything once hyper-sleep is initiated? I saw a scull in the frost! Image below.
What are are your thoughts on the new updates? Let us know in the comments below.
[Source: Disney Parks Blog and WDWMAGIC]