Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Green Loop. Today we are taking a closer look at the fun you can find in Future World at Epcot.
On the second part of our journey in the Magical Blogorail’s look at the Epcot Future World pavilions, we are taking a look at Mission SPACE, a unique pavilion at Epcot that features a green side and an orange side to experience the attraction. Mission SPACE is one of those pavilions at Epcot where the attraction is what makes up the majority of the pavilion. Certainly there are other things you can do at the Mission SPACE pavilion — there is a children’s play area, for example — but for the majority of people, they come to Mission SPACE to take a simulated trip to Mars.
Before our trip to Disney in 2012, Mission SPACE was simply a part of Epcot that we did not visit. It wasn’t because we didn’t like the look of the pavilion. Simply put, we had heard way too many stories of people getting sick after riding the attraction, and we didn’t want to risk it. However, when our friends Neal and Kerry and their two children rode the Green side of the attraction — and then raved to us how much fun it was — well, we just had to experience it for ourselves.
Let me tell you, when a child no older than 4 or 5 tells you how much fun a ride is — well, when that happens, you suck it up and face your supposed fears…and that’s exactly what I did when my young friend River told me all about Mission SPACE.
The best story I have from this attraction comes from the lips of my friend River. So Neal, River, Sophie, Cindy, and myself were riding together, and I happened to be seated next to River and Neal. As we were experiencing the ride, and executing the “commands” that would keep us headed correctly to Mars, someone else was not punching the right button — someone from a different group. River noticed this, and whispered to her dad Neal “He’s not doing it right. We’re going to crash!” I thought it was so sweet, the childlike innocence that we all hope to recapture when we visit Walt Disney World. Of course Neal made a point to tell her that it would be okay, and obviously it was since I’m here to write about it, but that story has stuck with me for four years now — and now I share it with you, intrepid traveler of the galaxy.
Do you like to ride Mission: SPACE? If so, which side, the easier green side or the more intense orange side? Let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by today!
check out the other great posts from the Blogorail!
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Green | Discover Future World Loop:
- 1st Stop – My Dreams of Disney | Rediscovering the Imagination Pavilion
- 2nd Stop – Magical Memories with the Mouse | Go Under the Sea Figuratively (or Literally!) at Epcot’s The Seas with Nemo & Friends
- 3rd Stop – Heidi’s Head | Everything You Need to Know about The Land
- 4th Stop – Superheroes and Teacups | Spaceship Earth: The Heart of Epcot
- 5th Stop – Frontierland Station | Discover Future World: Test Track
- 6th Stop – Disney Nouns | Universe of Energy
- 7th Stop – The Delightful Life | Discover the Music of Future World
- 8th Stop – My Dreams of Disney | A Child’s Innocence on Mission SPACE
- 9th Stop – Rolling with the Magic | Innoventions & Festival Center