Mission: SPACE is located in Epcot’s Future World. It is an attraction that is often overlooked but one that we enjoy. You can choose between two missions. Both are accessible but one is less intense. Find out which mission is for you and more about the attraction’s accessibility below.
Location: Epcot – Future World
Height Requirement: Green Mission – 40 in | Orange Mission – 44 in
Accessibility: Must Transfer from Wheelchair/ECV
Who Should Ride: People who don’t have an issue with inclosed spaces and like thrill rides.
Mission: SPACE is a motion simulator. When you arrive at the attraction you are asked if you want to be a part of the Green or Orange Mission. Green is the less intense version of the attraction and does not spin. It may still make you queasy if you get motion sickness since it moves like other simulators. The height requirement for this version is also lower. Disney also recently updated the Green Mission so it is different from the Orange. You fly around Earth’s orbit and end your mission at the Kennedy Space Center.
The Orange Mission is the original version where you head to Mars. It uses a centrifuge that spins and tilts to simulate the speed and G-forces of a spacecraft launch and reentry. It is definitely more intense than the Green Mission. I’ve only experienced it once and I felt a little sick afterwards. Luckily the ride vehicles are the same so both are accessible. That way you can choose what is right for you.
Once you choose your mission you enter through the standby or FASTPASS+ queue. Both are easy to navigate. After you make your way through the queue you enter the Ready Room. The Cast Members here will divide everyone up into teams of four and ask you to stand on numbers. This is where we mention that we need to use the transfer device so they can have it ready.
Once the Ready Room video is over you will go into another area before getting into the simulators. The Cast Members will let you know where to wait since it’s a little different than everyone else. You then watch another short video. A Cast Member will get the transfer bench out and you will follow them in to get into your simulator.
The transfer bench is basically just a seat but it makes getting in and out so much easier. I was able to get onto the seat from my wheelchair and into the simulator with minimal help. Just be aware that the seat inside sits a little further back than the transfer seat. If you need help a member of your party can enter the simulator from the other side and help. The Cast Members that have helped us have always been awesome and don’t make us feel like we needed to hurry.
Once inside you pull the restraint down until it touches your shoulders. If you need help someone in your party can help. While there isn’t a lot of motion the simulator will lean forward a little. One more thing to keep in mind, it is a pretty tight space so ff you are claustrophobic you may want to skip this attraction.
Overall I found this to be one of the easier attractions to transfer into. The transfer bench is the same height as my wheelchair. And the height between the bench and the simulator seat is not that different. Getting back into my wheelchair can sometimes be harder but getting back out was just as easy. If you have any questions just leave a comment below!