As previously announced at D23, Mission: Space is scheduled to reopen next month after a refurbishment project took it offline earlier this year.
According to the Disney Parks Blog, the polarizing ride (it seems you either love it or hate it) will reopen Aug. 13. Disney leaders announced at the official Disney fan convention the update calls for a much gentler Green track a tad more suitable for families and young riders.
Here's how Disney describes the updated ride:
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!
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.
Additionally, the height restriction for the Green Mission has changed with the addition of new X-2 booster seats allowing children 40-44” to ride.
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