PHOTOS: Rolling Planters Replace Construction Walls and Benches Removed at Mission: SPACE in EPCOT

Brit Tuttle

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PHOTOS: Rolling Planters Replace Construction Walls and Benches Removed at Mission: SPACE in EPCOT

Construction continues in the area around Mission: SPACE at EPCOT. During a recent visit to the park, we noticed some progress had taken place.

Mission: SPACE Construction

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At the ride’s exit, we spotted some gray patches of concrete that have yet to be painted to match their surroundings.

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The gray patches really stick out in contrast to the purple paint.

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Another concrete circle is ready for its planetary replacement to join the other mosaics in this area.

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Some construction walls have come down around the Moon sculpture and have been replaced by rolling planters.

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The rolling planters have only replaced one section of the gray construction walls, with the rest of the area still surrounded by them.

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At the entrance area for Mission: SPACE, Earth is still missing. It was removed for refurbishment back in August.

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Various sections of concrete in this area have wooden supports put in place to fill gaps between pavement slabs.

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You can also still see many cuts in the concrete.

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Jupiter is still showing signs of wear and tear at the ride’s entrance. More portions of the gray material beneath the crimson sheen are starting to show through.

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Heading toward Test Track, the benches that once rested here have been removed, presumably to get them out of the way as concrete refurbishment in this area continues.

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The lighter-colored lines on the ground show where the benches once were.

Mission: SPACE

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Mission: Space is a centrifugal motion simulator in the World Discovery neighborhood of EPCOT. It replaced the beloved Horizons attraction in 2003. The attraction simulates the thrill of space travel using high G-forces to make guests feel like they’re launching on a mission to Mars.

Originally just one Mars voyage experience with maximum intensity was available. With many guests reporting motion sickness issues, a less intense version of the Mars mission was introduced. Guests could choose between the intense orange mission or the tamer green mission. Other than intensity, they were identical. In 2017, the green mission was replaced with a mission around Earth, which is still less intense than the Mars mission.

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