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2012-12-27 04:54:10 PM
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GameSprocket: I had my kids along, so we went on the wussy version. I am glad we did since when they shut the doors and the console moved into place in front of us I realized that I have become slightly claustrophobic. Weird, I never had that problem before. It really sucked in an MRI machine.


I had a full-on panic attack when the console came down at me.
2012-12-27 04:35:14 PM
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Ahhh Mission:Space love that ride. I remember back during cast previews back in 2003, there was no Green, and I swear it felt more intense than Orange is now. Rode it like 4 or 5 times in a row. Would finish, make the long walk, and get right back on.
Test Track felt really tame after that. :-P
2012-12-27 03:30:58 PM
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Kazaa: The trick is to not look to the side at any point during the Orange ride. Always look straight forward, no matter how tempted you are to look around you (or at your family). You'll still be a bit wonky afterward, but you'll be less likely to puke.

If you take the backstage tour at EPCOT, they tell you that it takes 20-30 minutes for your inner ear to readjust afterward, but can take upwards of 90 minutes in some people. If I'd known that before my first ride, I would never have ridden it, honestly. (On the tour I took, the guide said that he once took some former shuttle astronauts on the ride, and they told him afterward that it was remarkably close to how a real shuttle launch felt. If that's true, I'll pass.)



I had my son, so I didn't take the Orange Line.

We rode the Shuttle Launch Experience at KSC. That was fun and quite realistic according to the astronauts. After you're in your seats, they tilt the simulator so you're in the proper launch position. You feel the twang as the Shuttle rocks back and forth before launching, feel the seat press into your back. Skin on your neck is being pressed back during launch. When you get to space, they tilt it forward and your arms raise, giving you a temporary weightless effect.

I would like to try the Orange Line for comparison.
2012-12-27 03:04:58 PM
1 votes:
Mission: Space is really awesome, and probably the only ride in EPCOT that's balances "education" and "Hey, let's do that again!" perfectly.

/ There's a line other than orange?
// I thought those people were in line waiting for the ladies bathroom
2012-12-27 02:49:14 PM
1 votes:

Kazaa: /RIP Horizons


And Body Wars.
2012-12-27 02:33:59 PM
1 votes:
The trick is to not look to the side at any point during the Orange ride. Always look straight forward, no matter how tempted you are to look around you (or at your family). You'll still be a bit wonky afterward, but you'll be less likely to puke.

If you take the backstage tour at EPCOT, they tell you that it takes 20-30 minutes for your inner ear to readjust afterward, but can take upwards of 90 minutes in some people. If I'd known that before my first ride, I would never have ridden it, honestly. (On the tour I took, the guide said that he once took some former shuttle astronauts on the ride, and they told him afterward that it was remarkably close to how a real shuttle launch felt. If that's true, I'll pass.)

/RIP Horizons
2012-12-27 02:16:28 PM
1 votes:
To all of you who rode the Orange line, you know there were "comfort bags" right there on the ride, right? If you feel uncomfortable, just shove your face in the bag. Done!
2012-12-27 01:51:45 PM
1 votes:
Despite having heard horror stories, I did the Orange Line after having had a big meal in the Morocco pavilion. No problems. Loved the ride. I'm excited that my spawn is now tall enough to join me on our next trip. My wife? She would even go near the Green Line in a million years!

Put me on a Tilt-a-Whirl, though... More like Tilt-a-HURL. Strangely, I can handle the Teacups. Not enjoy, buy handle.
2012-12-27 01:26:15 PM
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I was about 2 seconds from yarfing at the end of the Orange Team ride. Took me half an hour watching the kids in the play area at the end (while my wife and mother-in-law rode the Green Team version) to recover afterwards.

I might try Green this year (leaving in a week!) but ain't no way I'm trying Orange again.
2012-12-27 01:19:17 PM
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Quantum Apostrophe: OK, now you just need to be able to afford it. Wow, that's a huge market right there! That's why we still have Concorde! Oh wait...


You do realize that Concorde didn't fail due to its ticket prices, right?
2012-12-27 01:18:55 PM
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the line was shorter, that's why we did the Orange line... had no idea why the line was shorter, until we were done... I am severely claustrophobic... as soon as they closed the door, I started panicking. My son (8 at the time) had a blast... He took Lt. Dan very seriously on what our roles in the mission were, and blamed me for what happened because I didn't press the button I was in charge of in the correct amount of time (didn't understand it was going to be that way regardless)... how I didn't have a heart attack, I will never understand. That may have been the single worst experience of my life.
We made it out of the ride, two monorail rides back to the Grand Floridian, back to our room, then I puked for 30 minutes

/Kid wanted souvenirs in the gift shop you have to walk thru after the ride... looked around and told him the same crap was at Space Center Houston (we live 1.5 miles from that) and it was probably cheaper...
2012-12-27 01:13:44 PM
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GameSprocket: I had my kids along, so we went on the wussy version. I am glad we did since when they shut the doors and the console moved into place in front of us I realized that I have become slightly claustrophobic. Weird, I never had that problem before. It really sucked in an MRI machine.


Good...i wasnt the only one that realized i became claustrophobic all of the sudden as well. MRI's don't bother me but that ride sure as hell did
2012-12-27 01:11:51 PM
1 votes:
I have floaters in my left eye ever since Mission Space a couple years ago.
Still worth the ride.
2012-12-27 12:47:37 PM
1 votes:
I'm 6'5" and 280 at my most emaciated. I suck as an astronaut candidate because for the effort to put me in space you could put some 5'8" person and supplies for a month.

Now, get me to the moon and I'll have fun lifting one ton parts.
2012-12-27 12:21:04 PM
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OK, now you just need to be able to afford it. Wow, that's a huge market right there! That's why we still have Concorde! Oh wait...
 
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