Type of Ride: Indoor rollercoaster with sharp turns, sudden drops.
Overall Entertainment: Great fun for kids over 40” tall and adults in good health. Our group ages 6 to 50 were all ready to go again right away.
Thrill: A very exciting adventure.
Speed: Maximum speed is 32 miles per hour, but it certainly feels like you’re racing through space.
Theme: The ride begins in Space Station 77, where a large space ship is suspended above the waiting area. You board a rocket that seats six people, two per row. A space-age soundtrack accompanies your journey through the star-studded sky.
Effects: They do a great job of putting you in outer space racing through the cosmos. Spinning orange lights at the beginning of the ride give the impression the rocket is spinning as it is pulled up by a tractor beam. I have to close my eyes for that part.
Overall Motion Sickness Risk: Moderate to High. Take precautions. I wore motion sickness wrist bands and had no problem right after lunch, although I admit that I closed my eyes when the lights were spinning. We rode again later, after the Star Tours and before dinner and we all got queasy. I think a lot of it was residual from Star Tours.
Spin Factor: no real spinning, but the spinning lights at the beginning can be an issue if you’re sensitive to such things.
Curve Factor: moderate curves, but no hairpin bends
Height Factor: not really, since you can’t see how high up you are. The steepest drop is 15 feet.
Health Restrictions: People with high blood pressure, heart, back and neck problems and expectant mothers should NOT ride this ride.
Accessibility: Wheelchair access through the exit. You have to transfer out of a wheelchair to ride this ride.
Audio-visual aids available: Closed Captioning Activators available at City Hall
Tips and Tricks
Single Rider Line: NO
Ride Hours: same as the park
When to Ride: Get a Fast Pass. Otherwise, ride first thing, or late at night.
Guide Tips: Although all the seats have speakers, the ones in the middle of the rocket seem to be ear-shatteringly loud. If you are sensitive to loud noise, wear earplugs or sit in the back, or both. Be sure to put away glasses, hats and anything else that might fall off.