Mission SPACE

Discover Future World: Mission SPACE

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.


Mission SPACE

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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.

Mission SPACE

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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!

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Imagination Pavilion

Discover Future World: Imagination Pavilion

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.


Imagination Pavilion

The Imagination Pavilion in Epcot’s Future World

The Imagination Pavilion is one of those pavilions in Epcot that often is overlooked and forgotten.  At least, it was for our family for a long time.  I’m not certain why this was, really, it just always seemed to be a forgotten pavilion.  To be honest, I never really remember seeing many people over there. Perhaps we skipped it for so long because it was the home of Captain EO for so long — a show that we had no interest in.  Or perhaps we skipped it because we were more excited to venture into Epcot’s World Showcase.  I don’t really know why.  However, all that changed the day that we made the commitment to explore the pavilion and see what the attraction Journey Into Imagination was all about.

When we finally made our way over to the Pavilion, we were correct in some ways — there just wasn’t a whole lot there that we saw.  However, we were also wrong.  Way, way wrong.  We walked right on to the Journey Into Imagination with Figment attraction, and little did we know, but we were in for one of the best treats!  We had no idea that the ride was that much fun.  Perhaps it was because we didn’t ride it very often; perhaps it was really that much fun; perhaps I don’t know why I liked it that much (that’s probably the correct answer) — but what I do know is that it became a must ride every time we visit Epcot from now on.

In addition to the main attraction, there is also the ImageWorks area of the pavilion — which, while the Walt Disney World website indicates is where “little ones can explore and create”, I thought that we looked at it for a bit and had fun.  Then, as we were getting ready to leave the pavilion, Cindy, Sophie and I decided to participate in this fun little exercise, and collect a most unique Disney Souvenir at the same time:

Imagination Pavilion

We purchased this great souvenir in the Imagination Pavilion!

So, my friends, a word of warning to the seasoned Disney Adventurer…before you judge a book (or a pavilion, in this case) by it’s cover, it’s best to give it a try.  You might just discover a great Disney hidden gem or two waiting to capture your imagination and run away with it.

Do you and your family enjoy the Imagination Pavilion?  Please let us know in the comments below, and thanks for stopping by today!

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The 2011 Walt Disney World Moms Panel

Tomorrow morning, at 9:00 AM Eastern time, the Walt Disney World Moms Panel will begin accepting applications for the next round of “Moms”.  In case you aren’t aware, the Moms Panel consists of Moms (and Dads) that have knowledge of Disney World, and are willing to help out those that have questions that need answering.  The Moms Panel started in 2008, and has grown almost exponentially since the launch.  This current year consisted of 24 “Moms”, with two Dads on the panel.  In the past, though, there have been six other Dads on the panel.

Since I found out about the Moms Panel I have been really interested in it.  I have been fortunate enough to actually get three of my questions answered, which you can see here, here, and here.

The beauty of the Moms Panel is as a knowledgebase — a repository of information, links, and all sorts of juicy tidbits for the Disney fan in all of us.  Tomorrow, I plan on applying for the panel, in the hopes that I can help out those that need help as I have been helped.  To all that read this and apply, good luck to you!