Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Oct 15, 2008
    Kim from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We have a 5YO boy and 2YO girl. Our boy is into space things. Is there anything besides Mission Space at Epcot (in any park) that is a space theme? I know we wouldn't be interested in riding MS, but is it worth the effort to see the displays?

    There are many attractions at WDW that are “space themed,” which I’ll
    Mention in a moment, but first let me answer your
    Interesting question about the queue at Mission Space.  Being a big space fan, I
    Can imagine that your son would really enjoy seeing the Mission Space queue.
    Keep in mind that you should use the “Green Team” (less intense) queue,
    Especially if it is busy, since that line tends to be the shortest,
    Yet still lets you experience all of the queue themeing.  Some of the cool things in the queue include: history of key space travel accomplishments, a simulated control room, and a space suit locker room. There also are some cool Hidden Mickeys in the queue!

    If the queue is too long, at a minimum your son would likely enjoy the interactive “Advanced Training Lab” room at the attraction exit (you can enter this room directly from the gift shop at the attraction exit), which has many space related activities/games.

    Other space themed attractions at WDW include:
    - Star Tours at Hollywood Studios
    - Astro Orbiter, Tomorrowland Transit Authority, Buzz Lightyear, and Space Mountain (may be too intense for your son) at the Magic Kingdom

    Hope that helps.

    Bonus: Can you find the Hidden Mickey above? ºoº
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