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If you want a tour that has it all, this trip is for you -- round-trip transport, in-depth exhibits, an IMAX movie and a guided tour of where NASA builds spacecrafts. To top it off, ask a real astronaut questions over lunch and get his or her autograph. Families love this one!
Touring the Kennedy Space Center is a most valuable experience. I'm not much of a Science person, but I am deeply moved by
American History and the amazing accomplishments of the human species. I was deeply moved at walking into the Atlantis
exhibit. The craft definitely exudes the energy of it's many missions. I loved sitting in a room with the actual computers used
in the command center for some of the earliest space endeavors. Touring the compound with a well informed guide was also
a rich experience. Just think, I was right there at launch pad 39 where all of the manned flights originated!
Lunch with an astronaut was a most pleasant experience, well organized and the food was quite good could have been hotter
Our guide from Florida Dolphin Tours was a self proclaimed rookie and let us down a bit in terms of giving clear directives
but the KSC staff compensated.
I am very glad that I chose this tour.
Highly recommend this tour for a fun filled day of space exploration. The highlight was lunch with an Astronaut - a delicious buffet with a speech by the astronaut with a video presentation followed by professional photo with him. Other highlights are the Atlantis and Saturn V exhibits you could spend hours at each plus the mulitiple IMAX movies that are included. Worth every penny! Our driver Nicky was the best!
This trip was just magical. Dolphin tours were fantastic. Red was the tour guide and he looked after us all day. Loved atlantis exhibit, lunch with astronaut was great. Dont bring a bag as the lockers are a nightmare with crowds. Arrive early and beat the crowds. Be aware that if you do lunch with astronaut and up close and personal tour you will not have much time at the saturn v exhibit which is the bees knees. If you are a space nut then do this over twondays and really enjoy it.
Red was a great tour guide...tattooed tough guy from New York or New Jersey, I don't know, but he had a fun sense of humor and was a great host. He was there every time we needed him.
The day: Board double-decker tour bus at designated pickup location and take ride to KSC with some good tour info along the way. About a hour ride. Dropped off with clear instructions and tickets at KSC and re-grouped at Atlantis. A GREAT presentation and center with both exciting and humbling aspects. The shuttle launch sim was just OK don't expect a Disney Mission to Mars kind of experience but worth it if there is little wait. Otherwise, spend time in the exhibits. We bought the extra package that included the extended facility tour and a mediocre lunch with an astronaut. I am not certain that part was worth it and we wish we would have had more time to spend at the exhibits, especially the Saturn exhibit...we ran out of time before we could see much of it. The extended bus tour did not contain as much as we thought it would and we were not able to go inside the VAB or see the crawlers up close. I am not sure what the short tour would have been so nothing to compare against. We need to go again. We boarded the bus at about 1730 for the ride back to Orlando and hit some bad traffic so the day wen't longer than planned, but it was still comfy and Red took great care of us.
The cost was worth it except I would opt for the basic package next time.
Thanks to Florida Dolphin Tours for a great day!
food was excellent..buffet style..short speech by Jon McBride,our astronaut was inspiring and inspirational for the younger generation..well organized...definitely worth the money
EXCELLENT TOUR GUIDE
Fantastic experience for us for the whole family
So many great things to see in this tour. A long day, but well worth it.
it was a great time. well worth the cost.
the tour guide and bus driver where great. we would do it again.
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