Today in the comments Ellen shares her near death experience while riding Mission: Space at Epcot just two days ago:
I retched. I frantically looked around the cabin for a button to push
to halt the ride, and found none — and didn’t see the barf bags
either, though my husband later told me there were some. My head
jittered against the back headrest as I heaved. I "ralphed" violently
though did not vomit. I was faint, breathless and have never felt
sicker in my life. My husband told me I was ghostly pale and clammy
when I got off the ride … and I didn’t even begin to feel better for
hours afterwards. I honestly have never felt as close to death as I did
when I was on M:S.
Why did Ellen get on this ride? Well possibly because she missed the serious warnings as entered via a bypass queue as her husband uses a wheelchair. The warnings she did see she felt didn’t apply to her as she doesn’t have motion sickness.
I rode M:S with my husband two days ago (Nov 4, 2005) and honestly, saw no warnings posted, other than a video message that warned guests away who might be uncomfortable in "dark, enclosed spaces," "motion sickness",…and "spinning." Why were we not warned of greater danger? Ironically, because we were bypassed to the head of the line out of view of any signs or videos, because my husband is disabled and rode up in a "scooter chair."
Looks like Disney still needs to do a few fixes with signage and other warnings. Let’s hope they figure this out before another family is tragically affected by the ride.