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Top Five Ways to Celebrate National Space Day at Walt Disney World Resort

Allison Montgomery

by , Public Relations Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Did you know that today is National Space Day? This day celebrates extraordinary achievements and opportunities in the exploration and use of space. Here are five ways you can mark this special day at Walt Disney World Resort today!


1. Play astronaut onboard Mission: SPACE at Epcot
Experience what it’s like to travel on a space shuttle with this thrilling attraction that takes you through authentic NASA-style training before you board a vessel for a mission to Mars.


2. Blast off Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom Park
Zoom out of this world and into the cosmos in rocket-shaped vehicles. You’ll travel through space, ascending a 180-foot high mountain and then shooting past stars and satellites.


3. Explore Spaceship Earth at Epcot
Take a leisurely Omnimover-style ride on the inside this iconic geosphere and travel to the past, present and future, exploring landmark moments in history, including the televised broadcast of the moon landing and beyond.


4. Take Aim on Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin at Magic Kingdom Park
Help Buzz Lightyear defeat the villainous Zurg in this interplanetary shooting-gallery style game where you can compete with your seatmate to see who can rack up the most points.


5. Jump to hyperspace onboard Star Tours – The Adventures Continue at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
This 3-D, motion-simulated space flight will transport you to some of the most iconic destinations in the Star Wars galaxy. Along with C-3PO and R2-D2, you’ll tour new worlds each time you set out on this exciting voyage.