Disney to offer second version of Mission: Space ride

Only weeks after a German tourist died after getting sick on Walt Disney World's Mission: Space ride at Epcot, the Walt Disney Co. said it will offer a second, milder alternative that will be available by summer.

Guests will be offered a choice between the two versions of the ride. Signs will be posted in the queue area that will inform prospective riders of the difference between the alternatives and the health concerns for each. 

Creating the new version of the ride was accomplished by turning off the spinning centrifuge, a company statement said. People who are subject to motion sickness or some other conditions may find the gentler version preferable, according to Disney.

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