Hey Thrill Seekers,
It’s post number three in my series of interviews within the theme park/attractions industry. If you missed the other two you can check them out here – Gavin from Orlando Attraction Tickets & Jason from Fun Spot America.
Todays interview made the 10 year old trapped inside me go berserk! Its with Philip Britton of Kennedy Space Center. A great little interview that made me want to immediately pack my bags and get myself to Cape Canaveral!
Name: Philip Britton
Who do you work for?: Kennedy Space Center
What’s been the highlight of the year (2014) for your company?: 2014 has seen the phenomenal international recognition of The Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit. A truly remarkable exhibit, It brings the fascination of space travel up close and offers a place to remember the extraordinary achievements of manned space travel over the past 30 years.
What’s been the highlight of the year (2014) for you?: Without a doubt watching an actual launch from Kennedy of a modern rocket carrying a commercial satellite into orbit. The sheer spectacle, power and noise make such an experience truly memorable. To be associated with such an iconic name is always a huge highlight!. The general public can always watch a launch so plan your visit around the launch calendar!
What can we expect from your company in 2015?: The revamped Astronaut Hall of Fame is to be relocated to the main visitor complex at Kennedy Space Center. This dovetails with the continued interest in KSC as global interest grows in the rebirth of manned space flight and a possible mission to Mars.
Make a 2015 prediction…: NASA to push ahead with the”Orion” Mars project and the UK trade to experience renewed Consumer interest in Kennedy and the world of space travel!
Best Theme Park ride/attraction of 2014?: Space Shuttle Atlantis and the Shuttle Launch Experience, both are real WOW Factors without a doubt!
Best Theme Park/attraction food of 2014?: Astronaut Ice Cream is always hugely popular!
Best Theme Park/attraction tip?: KSC gets busy (As you would expect!) so why not get to us early before the crowds?, view Atlantis in all its glory and relax as the history of man’s efforts in space unfold before your eyes!
Best kept secret in Florida?: Kennedy Space Center is not just another attraction, but an iconic and hugely important Visitor Experience, combine history with the future and marvel at Mans achievements! And it’s just 50mins from Orlando!
There we have it. I’d like to thank Philip for his time, I felt a huge prang of jealousy when he mentioned his personal highlight! I’ve got to see a live launch!
We still have a few interviews left in the series so I hope you’re enjoying them.