Take an inspirational journey through time and space at the Kennedy Space Center.
Through a wealth of interactive facilities you'll hear the story of the program that put men on the moon, launched communication satellites, and sent probes into space to solve mysteries of the cosmos.
During the day, you can try a moon walk, feel the pressure of four times G-force, or suit up, strap in and blast off in a shuttle-launch simulation that gives you a true sense of space travel.
For this excursion you will be picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned coach. Your (English-speaking) driver will also act as your guide.
After a drive of about an 45 minutes, you will arrive at your first stop – the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, for a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at the space program.
Where is the Space Shuttle assembled and launched? How does it land? Where do astronaut crews prepare and train? These are just a few of the many questions that will be answered on your tour.
You can even take part in a thrilling Space Shuttle Launch Simulation. This is sure to get your adrenaline pumping!
You will see NASA's launch headquarters and a view of the Space Shuttle Launch Pads from an observation gantry. It's a fantastic photo-opportunity.
You can also walk beneath a massive Saturn V moon rocket and relive Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon.
Other exciting treats in store include a zany 'Mad Mission to Mars', meeting a real astronaut, strolling through the 'Rocket Garden' and viewing 5-story IMAX space films.
You will spend about 7 hours exploring many aspects of the Kennedy Space Center before returning to Orlando.
At the end of this thrilling day, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Orlando.
It's a really good tour for those who don't want the hassle of getting themselves there. If you do the lunch with an astronaut, you don't have time to see everything - but its...David Bragg
Fantastic tourn, not to be missed when visiting. Lunch with the Astronaut was great and seeing Atlantis was awesome....Michelle Carter
Daily except Tuesday
Approx. 12 hours (Incl. transportation time)
Start time:Pick-up is from the following designated locations in Orlando:
Lake Buena Vista Resort at 07:20am
Hotel Beds Homes Office at 07:30am
Maingate Lakeside Resort at 07:40am
Disney All Star Music at 07:50am
Cirque du Soleil at 08:00am
Quality Inn International at 08:20am
Sizzler at 08:25am
Double Tree Resort at 08:30am
Duration: Approx. 12 hours (Incl. transportation time)
Pick-up is from designated location in Orlando.
(We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)
Your hotel in Orlando
Don't forget the camera!
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
To take part in the Shuttle Launch Experience visitors are required to be at least 48 inches tall. Expectant mothers and those who have just had surgery should not participate. The Shuttle Launch Experience is a realistic simulation of an actual space shuttle launch and includes extreme shaking, motions/vibrations, loud noise visual and lighting effects. All participants should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness, and any other medical or physical conditions that could be aggravated by this experience
Designated pick-up is available from the following Locations: Lake Buena Vista Resort, Hotel Beds Homes Office, Maingate Lakeside Resort, Disney All Star Music, Cirque du Soleil, Quality Inn International, Sizzler, Double Tree Resort.
Due to the Government shutdown, operates to the Saturn V exhibit will not be in operation.
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