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Mission: Space returning to Epcot on August 13th with all-new adventure

Capcom…this is Mission: Space…prepare for landing.

After an extensive refurb, Mission: Space will return to the Epcot ride line-up on August 13th, bringing with it a new ride experience and mission names.

Disney officially announced the return date and changes on Thursday after initial information about the refurbishment were released at the D23 expo.

From the Disney Parks Blog:

Starting Aug. 13, we will relaunch the attraction with a brand new experience and an enhanced version of the “classic” Mission: SPACE.

  • 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 – I can’t imagine!
  • Or, 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.

The return of Mission: Space is the first in a series of improvements planned for Epcot over the next few years, including the addition of rides based on Guardians of the Galaxy and Ratatouille.

Skipper’s Take: Ok, I’ll admit it…I’m not the biggest fan of Space.  I had a bad experience where my claustrophobia was put to the test as we were stuck in a cabin for nearly 15 minutes before the ride started a couple years ago.  Since then, I’ve been more “Green Mission” than “Orange Mission.”  I will be excited though to try the new family-friendly version on our next trip…and maybe I’ll work up the guts to try Orange too and bring back a review.  I’m just worried that there’s no information about what is going to happen to Gary Sinise.

Never been on Mission: Space?  Check it out here.  Like what you see and want to experience it in person?  E-Mail us at for your free quote!

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