Mission: Space at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort got some new official details during this year’s D23 Expo at the Disney Parks & Resorts panel. Originally the attraction was subject towards to open this coming August 1st, 2017 and it was selected as a temporary placeholder date until the official announcement date. Now today in which that date was made official to open this coming August 13th, 2017 for Mission: Space.
The details that were announced at the Expo in which the attraction will have more of updated experience and enchanted “version” of the classic Mission: Space. Both missions that were originally named Mission Orange and Mission Green will now be changed towards “Mission: Space-Mars” for orange, and green will be “Mission: Space-Earth” for more intense or less intense versions of the attraction. The less intense version be more of a “enjoyable, relaxing, and Disney inspired magic” that will be more suited for family members that visit the park.
Both of these films will be a updated HD version with the collaboration of the industry leading teams for film over at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). Here’s more details about “Mission: Space-Mars” and “Mission: Space-Earth”.
“If you think you’ve got “the right stuff,” take on the Orange Mission for a truly intense experience that lets you feel the force of an actual space launch en route to Mars. On this mission, you’ll dodge meteoroids, slingshot around the moon and attempt a precision landing on the Red Planet’s alien surface. This “mission” has been enhanced with new, HD video to make it even clearer.”
“Embark on the more family-friendly Green Mission – a new mission that takes you on an exciting orbit around Earth. On this amazing new adventure, you’ll take in sites like the Hawaiian Islands, Italy’s “boot” and the Northern Lights—as seen from space, of course—before finally landing at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. No matter which mission you choose, it’ll be a journey that’s totally out of this world.”
Walt Disney Imagineering made the attraction “more” family-friendly, to allow children between the heights of 40-44” for the height restriction for the Green Mission with the addition of X-2 booster seats before counting down for blast off. Fastpass+ booking options are available now to book for your return back towards the cosmos of space.
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Source: Disney Parks Blog