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Posted: July 30, 2003 11:29 am/pm Quote

Buzz Aldrin travels to Mars aboard Mission: Space at Epcot

Legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin who walked on the moon during Apollo 11 with Neil Armstrong is the inspiration for the "Buzz" in Buzz Lightyear

Buzz Aldrin's television segment will be shown Aug. 15, 2003, on ABC-TV during the network's airing of the feature film "Mission to Mars."




Legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin took the controls aboard Mission: SPACE on July 28, 2003, at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., during the filming of an ABC television segment that features the new Epcot thrill attraction.

Aldrin was joined by actors (L-R): Dhalyn Adams and Tyler Kremer. Aldrin was the lunar module pilot aboard the Apollo 11 mission that landed on the moon July 20, 1969. Mission: SPACE, which opens Aug. 15, 2003, will take Epcot guests on a pulse-racing ride to Mars.

To repeat: Aldrin's television segment will be shown Aug. 15, 2003, on ABC-TV during the network's airing of the feature film "Mission to Mars."

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Posted: Aug. 02, 2003 11:34 am/pm Quote

Mission: SPACE "secret portal":
What job are you best suited for on Mission: SPACE?


I got this in email today and I want to share it with you... but first, the cool patch on the right was made by using the site!

There's lots of cool things to do there besides making cool patches like this one, which you can print to paper or iron-on transfers. You could make great t-shirts for Disney Echo Mouseke-Meets! I took the astronaut personality test and I'm best suited to be a pilot.
:smart:

You can also download desktop backgrounds, screensavers, sounds and posters.



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Posted: Aug. 02, 2003 12:10 am/pm Quote

Yoo Hoo, Disney EchoEars!

Disney EchoEar disneylandkids pointed out to me in Mouseke-Mail an interesting thing. At WDW's listing of Epcot park hours note that all of Epcot is closing at 3 pm on the day Mission: SPACE officially opens! Yup!!

Future World's hours that day are from 9 am until 3 pm, and World Showcase's hours are the same -- 9 am until 3 pm -- and not being open like it usually is from 11 am until 9 pm when IllumiNations! starts. In fact, that is the only day in October when IllumiNations! is not scheduled.

Hmmmm. I bet there's going to be a special media and invited guests-only party that afternoon and evening. And I'd be willing to be that IllumiNations! will take place that night, but everyday WDW Guests will have to be content to see the fireworks from outside Epcot that night.
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Posted: Aug. 02, 2003 1:39 am/pm Quote

Rich: about the site and all it can do, WHOA, I'm off to check this out! Thanks for the info!

Off I go to the new website... see ya in a few weeks! LOL Just kidding. :mickey:


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Posted: Aug. 02, 2003 5:12 am/pm Quote

Rich,
If you go over to the Treasure Planet.com
website and look over the details of the sweepstakes (the fine print that you need a magnifying glass to read) they mention something about a special event to take place within a certain window of time that the winner of the contest has to attend - a publicity add I guessing. I am willing to bet that that is also going to be the same day as the 3:00 closing!
I wonder what the odds would be of them offering a discount admission to EPCOT the day of the early closing -
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Posted: Aug. 07, 2003 12:31 am/pm Quote

Yoo Hoo, Disney EchoEars!

So, have you entered the "secret portal" for Mission: SPACE yet and taken the ability test?

Reply here with the results of what job in Mission: SPACE are you best suited for. To repeat, I am a pilot!
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Posted: Aug. 07, 2003 9:23 am/pm Quote

Yoo Hoo, Disney EchoEars!

Andre / SlinkyDog got to ride Mission: SPACE on his recent WDW trip!

Even better, he's written a trip report about it!

Check it out!
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Posted: Aug. 08, 2003 12:16 am/pm Quote

You've got a Postcard From Space!
From: WEBTINK
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2003 07:02:33 -0700 (PDT)


Dear DISNEYECHO,

Greetings from the ISTC Communications Center at Mission: SPACE, a thrilling new adventure opening at Walt Disney World's Epcot in 2003. We would like to confirm that WEBTINK has transmitted a video Postcard from Space created especially for you.

To view your Postcard from Space, simply click here (or copy this ENTIRE link and paste it into your Web browser):

http://ms.go.com/retriev....b]

Check out your video postcard as often as you like over the next 90 days!

If you would like to learn more about Mission: SPACE - or send your own Postcard from Space to friends and family - go to:

[b]http://www.disney.go.com/vacations/missionspace


Roger, out!

Mission: SPACE Communications Center


P.S.  If there is a line break in the above URL, you may need to copy and paste the link into your Web browser's address field one line at a time.

Mission: SPACE Postcards From Space requires the latest version of the QuickTime plug-in.  

If you do not have QuickTime, simply click here (or copy this ENTIRE link and paste it into your Web browser) to download it:

http://disney.go.com/help/software_center/index.html#quicktime


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Posted: Aug. 08, 2003 12:18 am/pm Quote

Does anyone hear what she's saying -- or is it just music like what I'm hearing?

Or does anyone read lips?
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QUERY:  I've read on other Disney fan WWW site discussion forums comments by others who have ridden Mission: Space.  There's a spectrum of reactions:  "Cool!", variations of illness afterwards upon disembarking (mild to severe nausea, dizziness and loss of balance for up to 30-minutes afterward, sometimes longer) and "All it does is spin around...so what?"  Part of the instruction to guests in the queue is, when riding, look straight ahead or keep eyes shut and don't turn your head at all.  Some posts say they followed instructions and were ill or woozy anyway, others said they followed instructions and did just fine.  Some feel there ought to be less intensity, others feel there ought to be more to it than only spinning around.  I'd be interested in hearing assessments and opinions from anyone riding on or following soft open day on August 15.   Yes, I did read SlinkyDog's trip report about it, in an earlier part of this thread.   I'm looking for additional comments and opinions to notice trends and consensus and among what age groups or demographics.

Regarding getting ill:  There's an episode of the "Arthur" cartoon show on PBS Kids where Arthur and his friends can't wait to visit their local amusement park's new attraction, the Hurl-a-Whirl.  You spin and rotate in all directions for awhile.
Part of the hype-allure is that when boarding all guests receive puke bags.  Upon disembarking, the puke bags are all in active use by guests.  Undaunted and having fun, Arthur and friend get back in line and do it all over again, every detail, and declare this the greatest ride ever.   When reading these posts about Mission: Space elsewhere this show came to mind.  ;-) :barf:  ;-) ;-) ;-)

For those who may prefer a "No Spin Zone" any information and guidance about this query is appreciated, thanks in advance.

A side comment:  If people are getting so ill they are seeking out the nearest trash recepticle, the poor CMs assigned to that area to clean up messes....bless 'em for what they have to do.


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