Peanuts characters take off in immersive Kennedy Space Center Show
Written by Kristen Schmutz
Belden Communications News
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is preparing to welcome America's favorite four-legged cartoon friend and other Peanuts characters to the transformed Universe Theater, sponsored by Northrop Grumman. The beloved characters will be the stars of an immersive experience called 'All Systems Are Go,' featuring state-of-the-art puppetry, lights, and sounds, which will open on Friday, March 24, 2023.
According to a release, guests can join Snoopy and Woodstock as they are called by a Launch Director to assist with the next NASA mission – Artemis. From training for the mission to testing the Orion spacecraft to visit other planets, guests can go on a sensational, out-of-this-world 20-minute adventure full of history, education, and imagination.
To enhance the quality of the immersive 'All Systems Are Go' experience, an original score created exclusively for the show, will showcase an eclectic mix of orchestral, contemporary, and jazz styles. The updated 300-seat Universe Theater features screens, lights, and integrated laser projectors. Before the show even starts, guests can participate in an interactive experience via their smartphones to reveal hidden space elements and create a unique music sequence.
"We have been working hard to make sure that our multi-generational appeal extends to our youngest space explorers," said Therrin Protze, COO of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. "This new show will delight guests of all ages as it features the lovable Peanuts characters and Snoopy, who has contributed to the excitement for NASA human spaceflight missions for more than 50 years."