Viewing launches from WDW
I just saw the following about Sea World. It sounded pretty cool. I was wondering if anyone's been in the parks at WDW during a shuttle launch, and if they do anything at all to acknowledge the event, such as tell you it's happening, where in the sky to look, etc.
Orlando Sentinel - SeaWorld's shuttle salute by
Atlantis Launch 6/8/07 (Bring Binoculars)
Was at WDW for the most recent launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis. The only real mention was in the hotel lobby they had the tv's tuned to launch coverage and a print out saying the time and direction to look. It was a daytime launch and really was spectacular. I have seen a few from the Gulf Coast side of Florida, and seeing it from Disney is much better. There is no sound, but you cannot miss the huge plume going into the sky, the SRB's separating, and then a bright twinkling star continuing. If you have the change drive to cocoa beach for the full effect, but if not just remember to pack some binoculars, I had just regular 7x35 compact sized ones, just like you'd take to a football game. It really makes a huge difference and can make it more eenjoyable for kids too. You can see the orbiter and it's components, and can clearly make out the SRB's and their parachutes after seperation. I found I was watching the shuttle for a good 2 minutes beyond what could be seen with the naked eye. But overall the plume is the most impressive and like on TV, big and unmistakable.