Kennedy Space Center & Airboat Safari


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Kennedy Space Center & Airboat Safari

Highlights / General details
Upon arrival at the Kennedy Space Center, your Gray Line tour guide will take the guests over to the Space Shuttle Atlantis for a brief highlights tour of the facility, before leaving the guests to enjoy their day at their leisure.

At the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, you will learn everything about space travel. During the narrated NASA bus tour, you will find yourself standing inside the launch control room and looking at an actual Saturn V rocket-the largest rocket ever to fly! You can also take pictures of the shuttle launch pads. With a little luck, you might even see a space shuttle there!

Also at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, enjoy the Shuttle Launch Experience. This simulator ride debuted in May 2007. It replicates the sights, sounds and feelings of a shuttle launch, an incredible journey of launching into space and orbiting Earth aboard a Space Shuttle. Guest Crew members strap in and go vertical for launch in a one- of-a-kind motion-based simulator, the only realistic simulation of a launch ever created. The 5-minute experience sequence culminates with a breath-taking view of the Earth.

The world’s most comprehensive attraction devoted to the space shuttle, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s Space Shuttle Atlantis brings visitors nose-to-nose with the priceless Atlantis spacecraft as only astronauts have seen it before – with payload bay doors open as if it were floating in space. More than 60 interactive, touch-screen experiences and high-tech simulators invite guests to “be the astronaut,” bringing to life the people, passion and patriotism behind NASA’s 30-year Space Shuttle Program as well as the complexity of the engineering marvel that launched the Hubble Space Telescope and built the International Space Station (ISS). Guests can conduct a virtual EVA or extravehicular activity; practice docking to the ISS; extract cargo from the payload bay; create sonic booms and glide to a landing on the Re-entry Slide; experience the sensation of floating in space; explore a high-fidelity replica of the ISS; virtually mate Atlantis to the external tank; kick up a virtual chemical reaction to launch the shuttle; get an “X-ray view” of Atlantis’ interior; experience an orbital sunrise; strap in to the sights, sounds and sensations of a shuttle launch; take the helm at the shuttle cockpit, and much more.

Why not choose to stroll through a real-size space shuttle, look at a moon rock or try space ice cream? This is a day of fun for the whole family!

The tour also includes a 30-minute airboat ride to discover the beauty of the swamps. Look for exotic plants, flowers and wildlife such as the main inhabitant of the swamp.... the alligator! We transport you over to the St. Johns River where you will board the airboat for 30 minutes of high-speed adventures gliding across the waters.

Round-trip transportation from select meeting points in the Orlando area; Guided orientation tour of the Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit; Admission to Kennedy Space Center; Kennedy Space Center NASA Bus Tour with stops at the Observation Gantry to see launch pads and the Saturn V Center exhibit area; 30-minute Airboat Ride on the St. Johns River.

Meals and beverages; Gratuity.

Hours of operation
Available Monday and Thursday, pick up starting at 7:30am.
Schedule is subject to change and the airboat can be in the afternoon on the way home from the space center with the visit AHOF in the morning if necessary.

Approximately 11 hours.

Additional Information
Service at Kennedy Space Center: Stroller and wheelchair available. Electronic Translator Systems available for hire.
PERSONAL ITEMS: Camera, sunscreen, bug spray (for the airboat ride).
DRESS CODE: Casual, comfortable, and cool.

Complimentary Pick Ups are available from:
Fairfield Inn Kissimmee/Celebration (Highway 192 east) – 6073 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747 – 7:30am. Guests must wait outside the main lobby.
Main gate Lakeside Hotel (between mile marker 4 & 5) – 7769 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, FL 34747 – 7:30am. Guests must wait outside the main lobby.
Disney All Star Music Resort (Only guests staying on Disney property can chose this location) – 1801 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 – 7:40am. Guests must wait outside the main lobby by the bell stand.
Disney Swan Resort – 1200 Epcot Resorts B, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 – 7:50am. Guests must wait outside the main lobby by the bell stand.
Doubletree International – 10100 International Drive, Orlando, FL 3282 – 8:20am. Guests must wait outside the main lobby by the bell stand.
ICON Orlando 360 – 8375 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 – 8:30am. Guests must wait next to the LEGOLAND shuttle stop.
Pacifica Ballroom at Universal Royal Pacific Resort (Only gets staying at Universal Resorts can chose this location) – 6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando, FL 32819 – 8:00am. Guests must wait by the shuttle pickup area outside the ballroom.
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites across from Universal – 5905 South Kirkman Road, Orlando, FL 32819 – 8:10am. Guests must wait outside the main lobby.
Avanti Palms Resort – 6515 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 – 8:15am. Guests must wait outside the convention center entrance.
Rosen Inn International – 7600 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819 – 8:20am. Guests must wait outside the main lobby.

Cancellation: 1 day prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.
No backpacks, large bags, coolers, food or weapons allowed inside the KSC.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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