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  • [Question] Should DCA have a space shuttle attraction?

    After all they did make them Ca and they could call it space track like the test track in epcot except this would give riders a test on a space ship what do u think would it work please share your thoughts!

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    Re: Should DCA have a space shuttle attraction?

    Originally posted by DCAfanatic View Post
    After all they did make them Ca and they could call it space track like the test track in epcot except this would give riders a test on a space ship what do u think would it work please share your thoughts!
    Being that the shuttle is now retired, I'd rather they look to the future. Maybe a simulated space launch by SpaceX. They are located in California and are building their heavy vehicle launch (Falcon Heavy) site at Vandenberg Air Force Base, home of the 30th Space Wing.

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      Re: Should DCA have a space shuttle attraction?

      ITA with the above...if people want to see the shuttle they can go to the California Science Center in a month, so I'd rather Disney do something new and unusual.

      The other side of the coin would be doing some sort of vintage exhibit as a nod to the space program...I'm envisioning little Apollo and Mercury capsules, LOL.
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        Re: Should DCA have a space shuttle attraction?

        Mission Space is a good ride with good capacity that a lot of guests rides every day. Because the ride itself is small they build multiples to increase its capacity, but the small ride vehicles can be placed easily lending a lot of flexibility to the attraction design.

        Because it easy to do random programming they could improve it for DL by making the outcome different.
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          Re: Should DCA have a space shuttle attraction?

          No. Just no. Something futuristic, not a throwback to the 70's.





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            Re: Should DCA have a space shuttle attraction?

            Unfortunately the only land where a space shuttle attraction could thematically fit, Condor Flats, has no room for the addition of new attractions or for expansion.

            Originally posted by Sambo View Post
            No. Just no. Something futuristic, not a throwback to the 70's.
            With the time limitations that they put on the themes in the different lands in the park, there is no place now in CA Adventure to put anything futuristic.
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              Re: Should DCA have a space shuttle attraction?

              I don't think an attraction, for the reasons already mentioned. However, if they wanted to replace Miley's photo with a picture of the shuttle, I'd be all for it.
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                Re: Should DCA have a space shuttle attraction?

                Originally posted by Truecoat View Post
                Being that the shuttle is now retired, I'd rather they look to the future. Maybe a simulated space launch by SpaceX.
                SpaceX is not the future. SpaceX is replacing the Status Quo. The future is the SLS and MPCV that will begin testing in space next year. As awesome and cool as Dragon and Falcon are, they are replacing the ferry capability of the Shuttle which has freed up NASA's budget and talent to focus on the next thing.

                That said, I don't think we should have a ride based on anything that we are either a) doing right now, or b) will be doing in the next 20 years. For Tomorrowland, Disney needs to dream really really big and far out, and then triple that. They need to go to a place our dreams haven't even taken us yet. They need to take us to a world where the Tomorrowland dedication has come true and show us the challenge and promise of the future."

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                We haven't really met any of those yet. We've started to dabble with a few, but we have not in any way met the promise or challenge of any of them. THAT is what Tomorrowland needs to show us.

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                  Re: Should DCA have a space shuttle attraction?

                  Originally posted by mycroft16 View Post
                  SpaceX is not the future. SpaceX is replacing the Status Quo. The future is the SLS and MPCV that will begin testing in space next year. As awesome and cool as Dragon and Falcon are, they are replacing the ferry capability of the Shuttle which has freed up NASA's budget and talent to focus on the next thing.
                  Short term they are replacing ferry capability but long term I think they can do what NASA can and at a cheaper price. SpaceX will put a man or 7 in space way before NASA will.
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                    Re: Should DCA have a space shuttle attraction?

                    I vaguely remember Mission to Mars from when I was a tyke, and the idea was so cool. I have always been fascinated with outer space. It's infinite expanse scares me and excites me all at once. I recently saw an Imax film at the Science museum here in San Francisco that took you on an interplanetary journey to the far reaches of space and I honestly felt that it would make a spectacular ride. With that being said, and having not been to Epcot to compare to Mission Space, I think it would be great for Disneyland to have a space journey that explores other galaxies and black holes and the like. The stuff that is rarely seen by a human eye is the stuff that excites people about space. We've all seen the planets and the earth from space via video and pictures. But I've never been inside a black hole or a chunk of interplanetary material have you?


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                    • #11
                      Re: Should DCA have a space shuttle attraction?

                      A Space Shuttle attraction does not make much sense at this point. There is a very good Space Shuttle simulator attraction at the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Center in Florida.

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