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3. Changes at Mission: SPACE at EPCOT are a hit with Guests

Mission: SPACE is not a new attraction, but it has undergone some changes recently that make it big news for Guests at Walt Disney World. This popular attraction allows Guests to feel a simulated lift-off and have “views” of the Earth from space. Until the refurbishment of Mission: SPACE, Guests had to be at least 44 inches tall to enjoy this attraction. That meant that not all family members could enjoy it—especially if smaller children were a part of the traveling group. That has changed, and the new family-friendlier version of the attraction allows Guests 40 inches and taller to enjoy it, thanks to new booster seats in the attraction.

The “missions” have had a change as well. The “orange” mission and “green” mission both centered around voyages to the planet Mars. The orange mission was considered more intense than the green mission, and while that remains the same, the missions themselves now differ and have different names. The orange mission, or “Mission: SPACE – Mars” is still a mission to Mars, while the green mission, or “Mission: SPACE – Earth” is now an orbit around Earth with views of Italy’s “boot,” the Hawaiian Islands and the Aurora Borealis, followed by a landing at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. If you haven’t yet tried the new and improved features of the attraction at EPCOT, you’re in for an amazing journey indeed!

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