Mission: Space in Epcot is a space launch simulator that takes you on a trip to outerspace. Each guest is assigned a role for the mission: navigator, pilot, commander or engineer and during the mission must initiate specific functions to land without crashing.
You can also choose from 2 levels of intensity. The Mission Space – Mars (formerly the orange side) spins and tilts and can cause motion sickness. The Mission Space – Earth (formerly the green side) is tamer and offers minimal tilting but it is still a fun experience.
Length of Ride: 15 minutes
Height Requirement: 40 inches
Scare Factor: You are locked in a small ride simulator. Not great for those who are claustrophobic.
Rider Switch (for small kids): Yes
Weather Procedure: Indoors
Ride Photo: No
Flash Photography: Haha
Extra Magic Hours: Open for morning and evening hours.
When to Ride: Early in the day or with Fastpass
Our Touring Strategy: We usually ride early in the day when there is no wait.
Secrets/Tips and Tricks:
- The update green mission has a new height restriction allowing children 40-44” to ride with X-2 booster seats.
- Don’t ride until 1-2 hours after you have eaten. Also make sure to use the restroom just before you ride.
- If you aren’t riding and you have little kids, you can enter through the gift shop to the exit area of Mission Space where you will find a playground the kids can enjoy.
- There are a few hand on exhibits at the end of the ride. Great place to play in the hotter part of the day or in the rain.
- This ride is not extremely popular and usually boasts waits significantly shorter than Test Track.
- This same area used to be home to an attraction called Horizons. There is a tribute to this attraction cloaked as a Hidden Mickey.
You might also enjoy Test Track in Epcot.
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