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  • Mission: Space *Spoilers*

    Hello! I'm new here, just registered today. I've been lurking off an on for awhile.
    Haven't been to WDW since 2003 when I sat around hoping for a sneak preview ride on the as-yet-unopened M:S.
    This June, my DH and I are returning by ourselves, sans child, so this will be a bit more of a romantic trip for us. DH does not tolerate spinning rides real well. I'm up for just about anything, once. However, I'd really like to know what to expect so I can determine if it's worth separating from him for a while to experience this ride.
    Would anyone be willing to share what this ride experience is like from start to finish? How tight is the cabin? How likely am I to be vomited on by another rider? Am I responsible for running controls a certain way (and risking ruining the experience for another in the cabin with me) as described early on by some review I read? Any and all info is welcome. Don't worry about spoiling it for me.
    Others may choose not to read on.
    Thanks!

  • #2
    The cabin is tight, it is an enclosed space, but if you face forward and keep your head back like they say to, you'll be fine.

    They do give you a position to fill, but you don't really have to do anything. The computer will over-ride any buttons you don't push.

    Mission: SPACE is unlike anything on Earth. There is nothing to compare it to. I suppose a magnet launch on a coaster that lasts for much longer is something you could compare it to, though without the wind.

    And no, you're really not at risk of anyone vomiting on you... the vomiting doesn't usually happen on the ride. It's usually just a bad feeling you get after you get off. Though it does happen every so often.

    And now for the complete expernience:

    You're at the International Space Training Center (ISTC) and you're training for the first mission to Mars. You feel like you would when you blast off on a space shuttle from Earth, swing around the moon, and glide over a turblent Mars. (not really bumpy, just moving from side to side)

    It's rather smooth, but you do need to follow the directions they give you.

    If you do, you'll be fine. If you're still worried, take Dramamine before you ride. Heh heh. (They actually sell it at the Baby Station in Epcot)

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    • #3
      -Take motion sickness pills
      -They supply vomit bags on the ride (no, I'm not making this up)
      -The cabins are small, go on over to to see the photos
      ...a vaguely celtic music fills the air...

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      • #4
        I work at Mission: SPACE and it definitely is not as bad as the signs make it out to be. Just look forward the entire time and you should come out alright.

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        • #5
          I really enjoy this ride, mostly because it is the closest I will ever get to going into space. I have a rock hard stomach so it doesn't bother me, so I can't help you with that one. I think you will do ok though. If you do get sick it doesn't last for long.
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          • #6
            Thanks for the replies! I think I'll give it a try and I'm sure my hubby will enjoy poking around the post-ride area.
            I don't worry so much about myself getting sick (I handle tea-cups and Tilt-a-Whirls just fine) as someone else in the cabin with me barfing and it spinning all over me!
            I've also heard it's better to experience on an empty stomach, so I'll keep that in mind.
            I tried to get to the pictures at as suggested, but they're not loading for me and I have a cable modem! Maybe later in the evening when more band width might become available. I'd really like to see them!

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            • #7
              One thing I've wondered about people with dizziness from spinning rides... I can understand it on things like Dumbo and such where you actually see and feel yourself going around in circles, but Mission:Space is entirely different.

              When you're enclosed in the capsule, your only visual references are the switches, buttons, and screen before you. You don't see anything else and don't see anything spinning. The spinning of the ride creates the centrifugal force that creates the sensation of g-forces on takeoff and of flight, but even though I know this thing is a very large spinning thing, I never feel like I'm going around in circles... only forward.

              So... I've been wondering for some time if people that have problems with rides that spin would have problems with this.

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              • #8
                I love M:S, but my first ride gave me a bit of a queazy stomach. I don't usually ever get sick on rides and so I chalked that experience up to a fluke. I've since got back on that horse and everything is fine! However, like everyone has said, keep your head facing forward looking at the screen... it will definitely help!

                After your trip, give us an update on if you liked it!

                Aaron

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ron10036
                  One thing I've wondered about people with dizziness from spinning rides... I can understand it on things like Dumbo and such where you actually see and feel yourself going around in circles, but Mission:Space is entirely different.
                  Interesting thoughts! It makes me refer back to what the first reply said- that most feel the queasiness after departing the ride vehicle. If the inner ear / brain suddenly stopped receiving that spinning message and wasn't quite ready for it, what can be done to ease the transition?
                  This begs the question, are there any techniques for avoiding this sudden stop? Short of Disney reconfiguring the ride process, maybe spinning in circles in the anteroom? OK, sounds silly, but what would some of us do to avoid tossing our cookies in public? Or spending the rest of the day not feeling quite up to par?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by OmegaKnight
                    I work at Mission: SPACE and it definitely is not as bad as the signs make it out to be. Just look forward the entire time and you should come out alright.
                    YES!!!! The lawyers went nuts on this one. Overboard on a well intentioned courtesy. I think the onslaught of warning signs create so much anxiety that it actually increases the chances of people getting sick. It's all you can think about the whole time. Imagine if you went to a restaurant and there were signs warning you about what to do if you happen to swallow a cockroach? You'd be green before the salad arrived.

                    I've heard that the second time on once ytou're relaxed and can enjoy it is the big difference and a really great experience.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by AllisonWonderland
                      How tight is the cabin?
                      Since you asked this, I'm guessing that it's a concern. I'm pretty claustrophobic, and this attraction was WAYYYY too tight for me. Once you're seated, the control panel moves into position right in front of your face! There's still plenty of leg and arm room, but my stupid brain couldn't get past the small space. Once the attraction starts up it got better for me, as sights and sensations distracted me. And I really didn't notice the spinning as a spinning, dizzy kind of thing. But I was never so glad to get off of a ride, and probably won't be repeating.

                      Good luck!

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                      • #12
                        My only warning regarding Mission: Space is this - be prepared for your eyes to water a LOT during lunch! Each and every time, it happens to me! Something to do with the G-forces we're pulling, probably.


                        OmegaKnight - cool! Neat to know you work there - PM me sometime before May 4th with your first name and I'll keep an eye out for you when I'm next there!
                        -Ann

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Labuda
                          My only warning regarding Mission: Space is this - be prepared for your eyes to water a LOT during lunch!
                          Umm, so you're eating lunch on a ride???



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                          • #14
                            Remind me to kick you in the shins when we finally meet, Dan.

                            Hmmm, maybe I'll take a trip to Six Flags soon so I'll be in your gneral area. hehe Ohhhh, yeah, then I could hit the Czech Stop on my way home! KOLACHES!!!!!!!!!!!
                            -Ann

                            WDW:
                            July 1987 - offsite, 1-day visit to the MK; July-August 2000 - honeymoon - Port Orleans (now POFQ); May 2003 - Caribbean Beach Resort; Dec 2003 - Coronado Springs; April 2004 - Pop Century (PC) & POFQ; Sept 2004 - Animal Kingdom Lodge; May 2005 - Port Orleans Riverside; Sept 2005 - PC; Oct 2006 - POFQ; Apr 2007 - PC; July 2007 - Boardwalk Villas (WOO HOO! I was at WDW in the MK on the 20th anniversary of my first visit!); August - Sept 2007 - Old Key West; Sept 2007 - Saratoga Springs; Oct 2007 - BWV; Mar-Apr 2008 - SS

                            DLR:
                            Dec 2001 - Grand Californian; Jan 2005 - GC; July 2005 - HoJo Anaheim & GC; Dec 2008 - Best Western Park Place Inn



                            p.s. Wanna buy a :monkey:?

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                            • #15
                              Ugghh...I just got back from WDW and rode Mission:Space and let me tell you I have never been that close to yakking on a ride as I was. My eyes were blurry and the stomach was very mad at me!

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                              • #16
                                Well, the ride does suck.
                                But you should go on it yourself, to experience before it closes down for lack of interest (in about three years, I'm guessing).

                                I suggest the hubby do it once as well, or at least go in line and chicken out at the end.

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                                • #17
                                  I don't think Mission: Space sucks by any means. I think they did a great job at theming the ride (they could have done better with the on screen graphics, tho). But it's just not for me.

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                                  • #18
                                    Mission: Space, in my opinion, is an awesome ride -- and trust me, folks, this is coming from someone who can get that bottom-of-the-stomach tossy feeling on Teacups! If you don't know that M:S is a high intensity ride, rotating around another rotating axis, you'd be no worse off.

                                    I can't do continously spinning rides, however, I can do M:S. And Star Tours/Body Wars -- no thanks! However, the world's tallest coaster, M:S, free fall.. thats fine! ;-)

                                    However, with that said, getting any of my friends to accompany on the ride is like pulling the tooth that won't fall out..

                                    Any Orlandoians interested in joining me?! How about lunch first? ;-) jk

                                    To those who can do M:S but not teacups,
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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by RichardRiga
                                      Mission: Space, in my opinion, is an awesome ride -- and trust me, folks, this is coming from someone who can get that bottom-of-the-stomach tossy feeling on Teacups! If you don't know that M:S is a high intensity ride, rotating around another rotating axis, you'd be no worse off.

                                      I can't do continously spinning rides, however, I can do M:S. And Star Tours/Body Wars -- no thanks! However, the world's tallest coaster, M:S, free fall.. thats fine! ;-)

                                      However, with that said, getting any of my friends to accompany on the ride is like pulling the tooth that won't fall out..

                                      Any Orlandoians interested in joining me?! How about lunch first? ;-) jk

                                      To those who can do M:S but not teacups,
                                      Did you mean you cant ride Star tours????

                                      I cant either, however I can do most other rides.. I AM AFRAID to try Mission Space
                                      ...... I cant do the jimmy nutron, or back to the future ride either.... ( I had to close my eyes and go to my happy spot )
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                                      • #20
                                        mission space

                                        I have never gotten sick on any ride before and I got a quezy (SP?) stomach on MS. I thought it was a great ride....just not for me. There were 4 of us that rode it at the same time and all but 1 of us had varying levels of dizzyness/queaziness. My husband got pretty sick, almost ruined his whole day. My stomach got better in about 30 minutes. IF I ever rode it again...I would make sure I didnt move my head around during the ride, keep it looking straight ahead. JMHO

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