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SpaceX launch tower under construction at Disneyland. Photo by ashleywho via Reddit & Stephen Clark via Spaceflight Now.

SpaceX partnership brings actual spaceflight to Galaxy’s Edge

Pictured: a passenger gantry is added to the Falcon Heavy launch tower in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. HAWTHORNE, CA -- Exciting news from SpaceX founder Elon Musk and Disney Parks and Resorts and Spas chairman Bob Chapek. They announced today that visitors to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge can to actually travel to outer space! Musk says that visitors to the Star Wars-themed lands in California and Florida will be able to purchase a "fully immersive experience." Yes, the experience will include the ... Read more
Space-going Tesla Roadster with Starman. Public Domain.

Starman disappointed: “I was promised a trip to Disney World”

"There are no churros in space." OUTSIDE MARS ORBIT -- In a remote (duh) interview with Uncle Walt's Insider, Tesla Roadster pilot "Starman" claims that he was promised a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort for taking part in the SpaceX launch. In the more than six months since the Falcon Heavy rocket launched the red Tesla Roadster into space, Starman has traveled over 143 million miles (and exceeded the Roadster's warranty 7,500 times over). He's gone farther from Earth than any ... Read more

News Brief: Mission: Space guests will now drive Tesla car to Mars

Elon Musk's "Starman" inspires an attraction makeover -- Mission: SpaceX. WALT DISNEY WORLD -- Following the successful launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday and the stunning imagery from space of the red Tesla Roadster high above the earth, Disney announced today that Epcot's Mission:Space ride will be retooled to feature the Tesla vehicles. Disney Company spokesperson Jun Disney [no relation] told Uncle Walt's Insider, "I know it's only been a few months since we changed up the ride, but ... Read more