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KSC was the only park I had a season pass the last couple years I was in Orlando, and I'd head out 3-4 times a year. I love it. Love the Launch experience. Love the tours. It's definitely worth a trip.
 
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KSC was the only park I had a season pass the last couple years I was in Orlando, and I'd head out 3-4 times a year. I love it. Love the Launch experience. Love the tours. It's definitely worth a trip.
I'd recommend going during the winter holiday season. They have an awesome projection show on the biggest rocket they have. Definitely worth a day to look around and enjoy the tours and attractions. They even opened a new exhibit this past year called Heroes and Legends.
 

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I'm heading there this week. Hoping to go see the Atlas V launch on 9th July. I've been to the visitor center a few times but always missed the launches, hopefully this one doesn't get delayed!

I'm just wondering where the best place to view it would be. Is it worth paying the extra $50 for the LC-39 Observation Gantry? Or is the main visitor complex good enough?

Any advice would be much appreciated, thanks!
 

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I'm heading there this week. Hoping to go see the Atlas V launch on 9th July. I've been to the visitor center a few times but always missed the launches, hopefully this one doesn't get delayed!

I'm just wondering where the best place to view it would be. Is it worth paying the extra $50 for the LC-39 Observation Gantry? Or is the main visitor complex good enough?

Any advice would be much appreciated, thanks!
I've yet to see one from the gantry, but it's a great location! It's very close. I've seen an Atlas launch from the Saturn V center and it's a good second best. I would not recommend seeing one from the visitor center since you can't see the launch pad from there. You basically won't see anything until the rocket gets above the trees. I think outside of the observation gantry or the Saturn V center I would go with one of the public locations, either Playalinda beach or Rt 401 by the cruise terminal. Here's some good info: Rocket Launch Viewing at Cape Canaveral: Where & How to Watch, View and See Atlas 5, Delta 4 & Falcon 9 Launches

Unfortunately if you don't have some flexibility in your schedule I don't think it would be a good idea to buy launch tickets as it's probably more likely to change than not.
 
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I've yet to see one from the gantry, but it's a great location! It's very close. I've seen an Atlas launch from the Saturn V center and it's a good second best. I would not recommend seeing one from the visitor center since you can't see the launch pad from there. You basically won't see anything until the rocket gets above the trees. I think outside of the observation gantry or the Saturn V center I would go with one of the public locations, either Playalinda beach or Rt 401 by the cruise terminal. Here's some good info: Rocket Launch Viewing at Cape Canaveral: Where & How to Watch, View and See Atlas 5, Delta 4 & Falcon 9 Launches

Unfortunately if you don't have some flexibility in your schedule I don't think it would be a good idea to buy launch tickets as it's probably more likely to change than not.
Thanks so much for the info. Much appreciated!

We leave on the 12th so there isn't a lot of flexibility. I'll keep an eye on the launch calender and decide nearer the time
 

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Thanks so much for the info. Much appreciated!

We leave on the 12th so there isn't a lot of flexibility. I'll keep an eye on the launch calender and decide nearer the time
The Exploration Tower also sells tickets for 15 USD each for most launches. It’s elevated too, so the view is one of the best.
 
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