3. Mission: SPACE, upgraded – EPCOT
Mission: SPACE is not a new attraction, but if you didn’t experience it in the latter half of 2017, its upgrades will be new to you. This popular attraction allows Guests to feel a simulated lift-off with “views” of Earth from space. Before its refurbishment, Guests who wished to experience Mission: SPACE had to be at least 44 inches tall. Because of this, not all family members could enjoy it—especially if smaller children were a part of the traveling group. But now, 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, meaning more of the family can experience it.
The green mission in Mission: SPACE has undergone a change as well. Previously, both the orange mission and the green mission centered around voyages to the planet Mars. The orange mission was considered more intense than the green mission, and that hasn’t changed, but the green mission is now not only less intense, but also differs from the orange mission. The orange mission, now referred to as “Mission: SPACE – Mars,” still centers around a journey to Mars, while the green mission, now called “Mission: SPACE – Earth” has changed to now involve an orbit around Earth with views of Italy’s “boot,” the Hawaiian Islands and the Northern Lights. Those view are followed by a simulated landing at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Are you up for the mission?