Construction in progress at several southeast parks

Posted Tuesday, September 3, 2002 4:51 AM | Contributed by xbombman

Starting with Walt Disney World, the exterior of Epcot's Mission Space is nearing completion. Also, a "Mission Space Launch Center" has been set up in Innoventions.

The ride portion of Epcot's Living Seas has been closed. It is rumored that the ride system has been completely ripped out.

Over at Disney's MGM Studios, Tower of Terror is currently being retrofitted with safety belts that will replace the lap bars.

There is some land clearing over at Sea World Orlando in one of the corners of the park. The waterfront is expected to be built near the middle of the park, so the clearing could be for something else.

And finally, construction at Wild Adventures is currently underway for the mini-golf complex and arcade.

Link: America Coasters Network

Tuesday, September 3, 2002 6:09 AM
Does anyone know when Mission Space is supposed to open? I was hoping that it would be open by the time I make a Orlando trip next March but something tells me that they will probably wait a couple of months after that until the summer tourist season starts to pick up.
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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 6:58 AM
The ride portion of the Living Seas has been closed at least since Feb. 2002. When I was there, they made you go from the exit of the hydrolators to the area where you can walk through all of the exhibits. They completely bypassed the ride through the tunnel. You could still see the tunnel that the ride goes through and the old exit where you "would have" come out of the ride portion but it had been cleverly disguised.
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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 7:12 AM
From what I have heard Mission Space is supposed to open in April. That is from the coutdown that they had in inoventions but it could go either way depending on how far they are on the prodject. I have a feeling that it will open late just becuase of the complecity of it.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 3:42 PM
How could seat belts be safe on Tower of Terror, oh well they know what they're doing. Why was Mission Space announced 5 years before it would open?

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Wednesday, September 4, 2002 4:10 AM

Disney, last I heard, was trying to coordinate the debut of Mission: Space with the scheduled launch of two Mars probes in early summer of next year.

I'll find the exact info. and post from school. :)

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