“This ride will mess you up!”wrote one blogger after being strapped down in the dark in front of a dizzying array of lights in the Mission to Mars cockpit.
“Think of it as a virtual reality ride that moves in all three dimensions and subjects you to a G force of 2.5,” says Florida attorney Ben Stewart. “It works like a giant centrifuge.”
Within seconds, the Mission to Mars riders are dodging asteroids and doing a slingshot around the moon, as their bodies shake and tremble as they hurl through space. The G force simulation actually makes it difficult for riders to move their arms or legs and is strong enough to flatten their cheeks against their face.
“It’s a flight simulator, meant to give the same experience that astronauts have when they are zooming through space. It creates the sensation of going from 0 to 6,000 miles an hour in seconds and makes you feel like you’re rocketing through space. The only problem is that these are ordinary people on this ride, not astronauts,” say Stewart.
“They are not only spinning you in circles, they are pushing you up and down at the same time,” says Stewart. “It is so bad they provide you with air sickness bags. When it first opened, so many people were getting injured and two people died after riding on the original ride, so they shut it down and revamped it.”
Riders without exception report their experience aboard the Mission to Mars as intense. It usually takes an hour or more to recover from a Mission to Mars ride at Disney World. And there are ongoing reports of people experiencing lingering effects.
“There are a lot of people complaining about this ride,” notes Stewart. “There are reports of people, many of them over 55, that have ended up in emergency.
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“This is the kind of experience where people might end up with lasting results that they don’t instantly understand. They might be experiencing severe headaches, lingering headache, nausea and vomiting, diminished sense of smell, memory loss or other similar problems that are the result of their Mission to Mars ride.”
LawyersandSettlements is currently investigating issues around the Mission to Mars ride. If you, or someone you know, has had a strange experience or believe they have been injured as a result of this ride, please contact us.