Epcot at Dusk
  • On Jun 9, 2024
    Blake from SC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! We have a trip planned to Disney World, and I found out that I am the only one interested in riding Mission: Space, so I was wondering if this was a ride I could ride solo and simply be put with strangers or if this is a ride I’ll have to skip. Thanks!

    Hey there Blake, and welcome to planDisney!

    There are certain intense rides at Walt Disney World Resort that many guests don't immediately want to head to first - or at least after eating - and Mission: SPACE is definitely one of those kinds of attractions! Little do they know that they're missing out on a historic, first-of-its-kind collaboration between Walt Disney Imagineering and NASA using the centrifuge technology used by astronauts to train in this fairly realistic experience, potential side-effects and all.

    While it's not currently one of the rides that offer a Single-Rider queue, each X-2 Deep Space Shuttle flight has a capacity of four crew members, and the Cast Members will seek out single riders from the queue to fill in any remaining spaces which really cuts down your time if you're initially "flying solo", so to speak. The hope is that the strangers you may be grouped with are all capable of handling your space mission so that you can all safely perform the procedures of launch and reentry! (I remember being placed next to a younger guest who was on their own and alternating between steely determination and slightly green.)

    If it seems like I'm making a lot of references to just how much the spinning motion may affect you on this attraction, it's because it most certainly does when you choose to take the journey to Mars on the Orange Mission. There is a significantly tamer Green Mission orbiting Earth, but you probably won't miss the multitude of signs and warnings posted throughout the attraction's queue making sure that every guest is very much aware before they step aboard.

    Following your mission, why not celebrate (or take some time to relax and decompress) at the Space 220 Lounge? The rest of your party can get themselves on the waitlist while you're riding so that you can hopefully all make a much less intense journey up into space together with some stellar snacks and sips to enjoy. Come back again to planDisney for any other tips or tricks from our team Blake, we're always happy to help!

    Wishing you all the best as you blast off and return safe and sound!
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