Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jan 27, 2014
    Amber from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello and thank you again for all the help! I read that mission space may be too advanced for young kids even if they meet the height requirements. Has anyone experienced this ride with a 5year old and if so, how did it go? Should I use our FP elsewhere

    Hi Amber:

    Several years ago, Disney began offering a less intense version of Mission: SPACE in addition to the regular version.  The regular ride (aka the "Orange Team") is a centrifuge that spins and tilts your capsule, exposing riders to forces up to 2.4G (more than twice the force of the Earth's gravitational pull).  The "less intense" version of the ride (aka the "Green Team") does not have the centrifuge spin, however, the attraction still has some movement without the spin as the ride capsule still tilts and pivots a bit.  If you or your five year old are prone to motion sickness, you should opt for the Green Team.  
    Whether or not you opt for Green Team or Orange Team, the attraction is kind of cramped, so if you or your child also fear tight enclosed spaces, you may want to skip this attraction. 

    I've ridden the Green Team version with my boys when they were five and they handled the ride fine, in fact, better than I did.  So you really have to know your five year old (assuming he or she meets the height requirement) and how they handle motion or tight spaces. 

    Enjoy your vacation. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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