Mission: Space at EPCOT (Walt Disney World)

Mission: Space is an amazing motion simulator ride where guests will experience what it is like to be an astronaut that is training for an important mission to the planet Mars. Riders are trainees for this mission and will blast off from the the “X-2 Deep Space Shuttle” from the fictional International Space Training Center.

Each member of the rides four-person crew has a role to accomplish the mission.  The crew include is a commander, pilot, navigator and a flight engineer.  Each crew member will need to complete two tasks during the ride an the trainees will have to work together to have a successful mission. 

Ride Experiences

There are two different ride experiences or “missions” on Mission: Space.  The Orange Mission is the more popular flight mission which takes rides to the planet Mars.  This mission is a considerably more intensive as riders will experience sustained g-forces of 2.5gs.   There is also a variety of tilts and spins which simulate actual space travel.

The Green Mission is a much lighter experience with no g-forces, limited motion and no spinning.   The entire experience is gentle ride as the trainees orbit around planet Earth (but do come in for an exciting landing) .

Those who get motion sickness or are claustrophobic should not ride either mission.

Check out our full, on-ride POV video of the Green mission on Mission: Space which includes a highlights of the ride’s pre-show.

After the ride is complete you will pass through the Advanced Training Lab which is a high-tech play area consisting of interactive space-themed games.  ** Please note that this area is closed as of July 2020.

The ride has a 40-inch minimum height limit limit for the Green Mission and a 44-inch limit for the Orange Mission.  FastPass+ is offered and highly recommended as wait times will exceed 30 to 45 minutes on a typical summer day.  If you can’t get a FastPass+, try to visit this experience first thing in the morning after Soarin’ and/or Test Track.

Where Should We Stay When Visiting the Walt Disney World Resort?

The Walt Disney World Resort has a number of great on-site hotels and each and every one of them have their own benefits, characteristics and price points.

There are multiple “categories” of hotels which are as follows:

  • Deluxe Resort Hotels
  • Deluxe Resort Villas
  • Moderate Resort Hotels
  • Disney’s Campgrounds
  • Value Resort Hotels

Deluxe resort hotels include the Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Disney’s Boardwalk Inn, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.  These resort hotels are all located adjacent to a Walt Disney World theme park (Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT and Disney’s Animal Kingdom) and offer easy access to that park as well as superior amenities and accommodations. 

In addition Disney’s hotels and resorts, there are a number of other on-site hotels options.  Click here to learn more about hotels at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Jerry Joyce

Jerry Joyce has been a Florida resident since 1988 and has lived in a variety of places in the South Florida area. Jerry is an avid boater & water sports enthusiast, beach aficionado, a lover of great food, muscle car fan and a theme park annual passholder for many years. Some of his favorite places in Florida include the Florida Keys, Walt Disney World, Cedar Key, the Loxahatchee River, St. Augustine and Ten Thousand islands.

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