Mission: Space

Monday, August 19, 2002 5:57 PM
Any word when this awsome sounding attraaction will open? It sounds so awsome. You pull multiple G's in a simulated blast-off, then experiance the weightlessness of space. Awsome, am I right? ;)

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800,000 years in 7 seconds: Time Machine the movie or next S&S creation?

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Monday, August 19, 2002 6:05 PM

Next year.

www.wdwmagic.com

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-Kyle Brylczyk
KoRn - Untouchables, June 11th, 2002

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Monday, August 19, 2002 6:05 PM
When I was there last winter, I saw them constructing it. It looked pretty cool with a BIG red ball in the center and a wooden structure diagonally around part of it. i had no idea what it was. The BIG red ball now seems like it might have been a model of Mars?

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Monday, August 19, 2002 6:24 PM

Sure looks like it. The thing is, to me, the ride building looks surprisingly small. Has to be some sort of stationary simulator, because when I was at EPCOT last spring, I was amazed at how little they had vertically (and the shape of the building is a bit different too, certainly not for economy of space.)

My guess is that the ride vehicle/path is quite small, and if not, the majority of the ride absolutely has to be underground.

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Yep... It is PICTURES now... http://www.loopscrew.com

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Monday, August 19, 2002 6:37 PM
Anyone know for sure what exactly it is?

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Monday, August 19, 2002 6:57 PM
On that Disney Imagineer show that just wrapped up, they said it will have the first freely moving animatronic, that looks like one of those bug gray boxy StarWars things.

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Monday, August 19, 2002 7:24 PM
no stitch, that was a new animatronic bug that they will have at parks that will actually walk around. Mission Space i heard will be the fastest ride at a disney park and you will be weightlessness for 2 min.
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Monday, August 19, 2002 7:51 PM

Mission space isn't going to be the fastest anything. It's going to be centrifugal based. You are not going to be weightless, WDI is calling it "simulated weightlessness."

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Monday, August 19, 2002 7:55 PM
Disney is not pumping all of this money and sponsorship (Compaq, NASA) for a centrifugal
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Monday, August 19, 2002 8:04 PM

Here is a link to the site talking a little about it. Check under news to see pics of construction they are snall pics though.

http://www.disney.go.com/vacations/missionspace/index.html

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Army Rangers lead the way

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Monday, August 19, 2002 8:31 PM

Here is a link to the company that is supposed to be making the simulator's.

http://www.therideworks.com/ride_gallery.htm

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Army Rangers lead the way

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Monday, August 19, 2002 8:37 PM
Okay coaster-freak. But when you hop in the ride and start spinning really fast in the world's most expensive motion simulator/centerfuge don't say I didn't say so. :)

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Welcome "aboard" Wicked Twister. Please keep your hands and arms inside the midway at all times.

*** This post was edited by Michael Darling on 8/20/2002. ***

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Monday, August 19, 2002 8:39 PM

First, it's centrifuge, not centrifugal.

Next, it is. Four of them. Each has, if I recall, something like 12 pods.

They spin up, it exerts a positive force on your body. Lift-off.

They slow down at a rate that's somehow related to your body's inertia - in such a way as to simulate weightlessness. It's not true weightlessness, but it's a close approximation.

That's my theory, anyway.

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~~~ Maddy ~~~

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Tuesday, August 20, 2002 5:34 AM
Has anyone heard specifically when this is going to open? I'm going to be going to Epcot next March and would love to try this thing out.
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Tuesday, August 20, 2002 6:03 AM
Doesn't weightlessness induce vomiting in nearly all people? Or is that just something I saw in "The Right Stuff?"

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Tuesday, August 20, 2002 6:08 AM

Mark here is a little blurb about it from the rides manufaturer.

http://www.therideworks.com/ride_sickness.htm

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Army Rangers lead the way

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Tuesday, August 20, 2002 6:38 AM
The size of the building cannot be appreciated unless you see the back area as well. To give you an example, the American Adventure looks like one of the smaller pavillions at EPCOT but its total area is enormous.
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Tuesday, August 20, 2002 6:43 AM

go to this page.. http://www.therideworks.com/ride_gallery.htm

Then, click on the bottom middle photo.. thats it.... 4 of those systems is basically the ride.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2002 8:02 AM
Looks like people are going to get very claustraphobic on this ride. Panic attack city. Especially since it's a new ride and no one has seen it before. They'll be in for a big surprise.
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Tuesday, August 20, 2002 10:41 AM

I heard the opening date was set for Easter 2003

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