After closing for refurbishment earlier this year, Mission: Space will reopen next month, according to Disney officials.
The ride has been undergoing updates to refresh the mission to Mars and add a more child-friendly Green track (the less-intense mission), Disney announced at the D23 Expo Saturday.
And that's not all the works around that ride. Walt Disney Imagineers Tom Fitzgerald said a new restaurant will open adjacent to the ride.
"We know our guests love dining at Epcot -- and the restaurants really are out of this world," said Fitzgerald. "Now we're about to create one that takes that literally."
The restaurant, which wasn't named Saturday, will be operated by the Patina Restaurant Group, which also operates Tutto Italia and Via Napoli in Epcot's Italy pavilion. It also runs Morimoto Asia in Disney Springs, the resort's shopping and entertainment complex formerly known as Downtown Disney.
No opening date was announced for the new restaurant.
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