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Today I’m sharing the details about the Mission Space ride. Curious about this popular attraction at Epcot theme park? Get some tips, find out what to expect, and learn about where this ride is located within Walt Disney World Orlando.
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- Get my personal opinion on what’s to love about the Mission Space ride.
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My opinion of the Spaceship Earth ride at Epcot…
- It’s definitely an intense experience, so come prepared.
- They offer two different experience levels, which is nice for those who are prone to motion sickness or are not in good health. .
- Super realistic. Loved how real the space shuttle experience felt.
- If you’re up for a deep space motion simulator ride, this one's for you.
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What is Mission Space at Epcot?
Mission Space is a simulated flight experience that makes you feel like you’re in a space shuttle that’s flying to Mars.
It’s interactive, so expect to complete some maneuvers during your space mission 🙂
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This ride starts with a pre-show walk through.
There you’ll learn about what astronauts go through for space training.
There are two different space missions rides that you can go on.
One is the Orange Mission that is going to Mars. This mission is a way more intense flight simulator, so please be aware that you will feel like you are spinning in this mission.
Alternatively, you can go on the Green Mission, which is less intense and better suited as a family-friendly ride.
You’ll still feel like you are moving though. In this mission, you’ll be orbiting the earth.
Again, for those with health or motion sickness problems, choose the Green Mission ride or be ready with some motion sickness bags for the Orange Mission.
Where is Mission Space located at Disney World?
Video of where Mission Space is located in Epcot
You’ll find this ride located in Epcot theme park.
Find it in the World Discovery section of the park.
What’s near mission Space?
Check out some of the most popular Epcot attractions near Mission Space:
- Spaceship Earth ride
- Test Track Epcot ride
- Space220 restaurant (review and menu photos coming soon)
- Mission Space Cargo Bay gift shop
- Advanced Training Lab attraction
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Getting to Mission Space at Epcot
The fastest way to this ride is through Epcot’s main entrance. This is where your resort bus shuttle or Disney’s Monorail will drop you off.
After you enter, walk past the Epcot ball (ie, Spaceship Earth) along the left side.
Pass Guardians of the Galaxy ride and continue until you get to the World Discovery section of the park.
Once in World Discovery, hang a left and look for signs to Mission Space or Space220. They are next to each other.
You’ll pass a quick service restaurant called Connections along the way if you want a bite to eat.
If you enter through Epcot’s International Gateway entrance (via Disney Skyliners), you’ll have to walk through the World Showcase and pass the Test Track ride.
After that, Mission Space will be on the right.
This ride is located in the World Discovery section of Epcot. It’s located right next to Space220 restaurant.
This might be Walt Disney Imagineering at its best. You are seated in a real life space shuttle cockpit that tilts and spins giving you the feeling that you’re being hurled into space. The visual effects help provide a real life moving feeling too.
For the Orange Team, Mission to Mars flight experience, you must be 44” or taller to ride.
For the Green Team flight experience, you must be at least 40” or taller.
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Remember: for any sit-down dinner or character meal, I recommend to definitely book 60 days out, or whenever your Disney dining dates open.
If you’re staying on site, you can book dining reservations earlier as a perk.
Don’t have reservations? Check regularly during your trip, on the app, or walk up to the restaurant early in the day and request a day-of reservation. Disney reservations are often dropped day-of since sometimes people “hoard them”.
I once was a walk-up and was told there would be a 90 minute wait for a table at Steakhouse 71.
Not a problem, since it’s an interesting hotel to walk around and they have an arcade.
Anyways, within 5 minutes my reservation was ready because someone canceled. So you never know.
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Enjoy your flight at Mission Space Epcot
Hope that answers all your questions about the Mission Space ride.
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