Mission SPACE closing for lengthy refurbishment this summer

Mar 23, 2017 in "Mission: SPACE"

Mission: SPACE, one of Epcot's main thrill rides, is closing for a lengthy refurbishment this summer.


The closure begins on June 5, lasting through to the end of July 2017. Due to Mission: SPACE having separate ride bays, most refurbishment work can be achieved without a complete closure of the ride, and this summer's closure will be the first time the ride will be completely closed.

Recent speculation has suggested that new missions may be on the way for the ride, although Disney has not yet made any announcements or confirmations of any changes.

View all current and upcoming Walt Disney World refurbishments.

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Article Posted: Mar 23, 2017 / 1:55pm EDT
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RSoxNo1Dec 08, 2017

BB8_Rolls_into_EpcotDec 08, 2017

Epic poster=epic ride

peter11435Nov 30, 2017

They always post Orange higher than green regardless of what the actual wait time might be.

Biff215Nov 29, 2017

Might have been a simulator down, but I’ve also found wait times for MS to be very unreliable. Not sure if they inflate them to make it seem more popular or maybe to push some from orange to green. We were there at the end of August and it was a walk on both times, felt bad wasting a FP although tier 2 is mostly pointless anyway. My 5 year old loved green and he would have been otherwise unable to ride, but I kind of missed the old less extreme version. Just seemed very boring to me when compared to the Mars mission.

Kevin_WNov 29, 2017

Last month we used a FP for orange and they were only operating 1 simulator, but it looked like they still had given out the same # of FP. So the standby line, while not physically long, had a big wait.

Brer OswaldNov 29, 2017

I went the day prior to the official opening. Ride was a walk on.

TJ VazquezNov 29, 2017

Well, i'm not sure if it had everything to do with the long lines, but the attraction had just re-opened on August 13th after a lengthy refurb.

FrizzballNov 29, 2017

I don't know whether I just went at a weird time (which I doubt because I was there in the relatively quiet last week of August) but the queue time for both missions was incredibly long. Orange was at 120 minutes and Green at 40 which led to us choosing the latter.

sedatiNov 28, 2017

I had the chance for a second ride and was planning on trying green, but went with orange a second time (even after imbibing.) Hopefully I can check this out eventually- some complain that it doesn't look like much, but I love the idea of a simple sightseeing orbit with hurricane finale.

Tom MorrowNov 28, 2017

Finally got to do the new green mission and as someone who was very familiar with both versions of the old version, I believe they definitely compensated for lack of spinning with more tilting than the old green version. A definite improvement in my opinion.

larryzOct 21, 2017

Well, not exactly -- you also get to experience the "race to Mars" game AND that out-of-this-world gift shop...

AEfxOct 20, 2017

The same could be said for TSMM (via a Wii), or Star Tours (since the video is online), etc., or any other simulator. ;)

RSoxNo1Oct 20, 2017

You can experience the fly over the earth safely in the confines of your own home by watching the logo animation of any Universal movie.

bclaneOct 20, 2017

Dang that would have been awesome! So frustrating that they cut the rest out...