Let me take a moment to paint a picture for you. Long before I became a resident and an honorary Floridian, my family would take vacations to Florida. One of my earliest memories as a boy was packing into the truck and heading to the Kennedy Space Center! There I was, a young boy with space on his mind and a love of everything NASA related! In fact my parents still have a few of the NASA Magnets on their fridge from our visit.
Now after almost 30 years since my first visit, I reached out to the Kennedy Space Center to see if we could do a review. After all, the Kennedy Space Center put Central Florida on the map long before Disney did, and it’s one of the original Florida attractions. What I discovered was that over the past 30 years the Kennedy Space Center wasn’t at all what I remembered as a child, it was so much more! Sometimes when you revisit something from your childhood, it can often fall flat and you may have been better off with your memories. This was not the case with the KSC! I was so excited to share this new experience with my oldest little guy.
One quick point I want to make before I get into the specifics of the Kennedy Space Center is the that Visitor’s Complex is not tax funded. That’s right, we don’t actually pay for it as citizens, the visitors do. This has resulted in what I can only relay as top quality entertainment. After all, KSC is competing with the Mouse, Universal Studios and other top notch theme parks so they have to be good. While I was expecting more of a tour and a museum visit, what we actually experienced was more of an immersive, theatrical, and education experience like no other! Continue reading