Epcot flight to Mars is set for takeoff The Plain Dealer

The newest thrill ride at Walt Disney World’s Epcot is a simulated rocket flight to Mars heavy on “Gee whiz” and G-forces. It remains to be seen whether Mission: Space also will lift the theme park’s flagging attendance skyward. Mission: Space made its debut for journalists this month and officially launches Aug. 15, with a grand opening celebration slated for October.