Disney to offer milder version of Mission:Space
Written by Robert Niles
Walt Disney World announced today that it will offer Epcot visitors the option of riding a tamer version of its Mission: Space centrifuge. The original version will remain available, so, presumably, Disney will run different speeds on different centrifuges.Tweet
Mission: Space subjects riders to high levels of sustained G forces to create the sensation of a rocket launch, followed by the zero G of spaceflight. The force of the ride has proved too intense for many visitors, leading to a slew of "protein spills," paramedic visits and even two deaths.
A Disney spokesperson denied to the Orlando Sentinel that today's announcement was a reaction to the latest death on the ride. But, judging from reaction by some visitors, including those on TPI, it is clear that Disney needed to do something to reassure visitors spooked by the ride's track record.
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