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  • On Apr 1, 2009
    Heidi from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    On the ride Mission:Space, does the ride actually turn in a circular motion or what does it do to cause possible nausea? Does the newer, more mellow version really help decrease the likelihood of getting sick? Not sure it's worth the risk.

    Hi Heidi!

         OK, put on your time travel cap and let's revisit your High School Science Class. (Picture lots of wavy "going back in time" lines here!)  OK?  I'm the girl with the huge hair and Duran Duran T-shirt sitting next to you!  All kidding aside, the centrifugal force created by spinning ridiculously fast pins you back against your seat and gives the illusion of a real shuttle take-off.  Of course, you don't realize that you are actually spinning, but you sure do feel the effect.  Fans blow cool air in your face and signs advise you to keep your head flat against your seat to avoid nausea.  In my case, these tricks didn't work.  I spent the rest of the afternoon feeling less than "magical" after riding Mission Space.

         The good news is that the new mellow version doesn't spin at all and the change is wonderful!  You get to experience everything that the original version offers, but without feeling like you are going to loose your lunch.  It really is an awesome attraction and I recommend that you try out the "chicken" version when you experience this out of this world ride!

    Much pixie dust,

    Jackie S.
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, Louisiana

Yes, I'm the one behind you in the grocery store checkout line. You know, the one that lets you know why you simply HAVE to stay on property and laughs when you say that you are going to visit Disney World AND Epcot... Yes, that crazy lady is me! Learn More About Jackie

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