Kennedy Space Center in Port Canaveral, Florida just announced some exciting new enhancements to the visitor experience coming to the park in 2019. Here are a few things guests can expect on their upcoming visits to the iconic NASA themed park.
2019 will usher in an entirely new entrance area for guests as they drive through Cape Canaveral to get to Kennedy Space Center. Guests will enter via a new access road via Space Commerce Way. The new parking toll plaza is designed to look like crawler-transporters which deliver rockets from the Vehicle Assembly Building.
Starting in July 2019, the Apollo/Saturn V Center (one of the biggest stops on the Kennedy Space Center bus tour) will be enhanced with new exhibits. Most will be interactive featuring augmented reality and projection mapping. In addition, the landscaping outside of the Apollo/Saturn V Center will also be reimagined as well.
Just outside the gates of Kennedy Space Center is a new interactive power experimental initiative called “Step Power Launch”. According to the press release:
“Three separate tile pads designed to replicate planets give guests the chance to participate in a new technology prototype. The energy generated by visitor complex guests as they step on the tiles will power daily, virtual launches on digital towers throughout the park. The information gathered at the visitor complex will be used to develop technology that will one day be on roadways and sidewalks to generate energy for surrounding cities.”
Emily Calandrelli (aka “The Space Gal) will be the new host of the famous KSC Bus Tour starting in 2019. Calandrelli is an MIT-engineer turned Emmy-nominated TV host, as a correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World and an executive producer and host of Fox’s Xploration Outer Space. Exclusive content is being created just for the Kennedy Space Center bus tour starring Calandrelli as she interviews NASA experts on a wide-variety of topics.
Finally, one of my favorite experiences, Dine With an Astronaut, is also getting some upgrades in 2019. The event space is getting some much needed upgrades and theming. This is one of my favorite dining experiences in any theme park and I highly recommend it. Looking forward to visiting Kennedy Space Center in 2019!
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