Hey Thrill Seekers,
Its Tuesday which means interview day. Today’s interview is with Philip Britton of Kennedy Space Center. Phil is a very friendly man always smiling, but I guess you would be if your job was space related! Every little boys dream surely? That and premiership footballer…
Name: Philip Britton
Company: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Position: Account Manager UK & Ireland
Getting to know you
Traditional Coasters or Motion Simulators? – Motion simulators!
Fast Pass or queue? – Fast Pass
Facebook or Twitter? – Facebook
Fictional Character that most represents you? – Rupert the Bear
Book or Film? – Book
Night out or night in? Out
Favourite song?: Don’t Look bank in Anger (Oasis)
Favourite film?: Top Gun!
3 People (real or fictional) you’d invite for the perfect dinner? Elvis, Glenn Hoddle and Bill Clinton
What’s been the highlight of the year (2015) for your company?: For the first time UK visitors to KSC broke the 150,000 mark and with increasing interest in Space Travel and Exploration its been a fantastic 12 months.
What’s been the highlight of the year (2015) for you?: We have really moved KSC forward with the UK trade and its become a much loved Florida product, spending a week with former Astronaut JR Reilly here in the UK was great, walking into a London pub and ordering a pint of Spitfire -like a true professional was priceless.
What can we expect from your company in 2016?: Lots!, we have some major new attractions opening (Watch this space!) and lots more rocket launches to the International Space Station and beyond!. The Astronaut Hall of Fame will be re opened this year, and Space Shuttle Atlantis continues to wow all those that view her.
Make a 2016 prediction…: Tim Peake, the 1st Brit to do a space walk and go to the International Space station to be honoured by the Queen and deservedly so.
Best Theme Park ride/attraction of 2015?: – Space Shuttle Launch Experience at KSC – A 7 minute rocket ride to orbit!
Best Theme Park/attraction food of 2015?: – You cant leave KSC without purchasing a packet of Space Ice cream!…. Just like they eat it space!
Best Theme Park/attraction tip?: Take the “Lunch with an Astronaut” option when visiting KSC, it’s an amazing opportunity to get up close and personal with some great Space Travellers!
Best kept secret in Florida?: KSC by far!…………The home of NASA and where Man when to the moon from……and hopefully Mars!
Thanks to Philip for taking the time to get involved with our interviews, we’ll be looking to work a lot closer with KSC over the next year and hopefully we’ll be able to get some of that Space Ice Cream sent over.
You can view our other interviews in this series here;
You can also purchase Kennedy Space Center tickets directly from Orlando Attraction Tickets.