yeh i went on August last year (2004)
i'll give you a brief from what i remeber......
Okay so you walk into the middle of epcot and it is opposite testrack on the left. The building is just gorgeous, i have never seen anything like it! The queue is a bit decieving though as it is hiden amongst it's curvy shell.......when you actually get in the building there is a lot to look at including a replica space buggy, etc. then as you get towards the end their are pictures on a wall that run parallel to the queue. Basically it depicts mankinds effort of space exploration. so you have the moon landing, etc but towards the end they have 'fake' ones such as the first family in space, etc which is funny.
then you get split up into groups and sent into a room for the briefing. there are either 4 or 6 rooms so the throughput on this ride is actually quite good, just that loads of people go on it so it may seem like ages :o
anywho you meet gary sinise (sp?) and he tells you whats going down. Then i cant remeber the rest but you enter a huge room and get into these little 4-seater pods. each seat has a different responsibility, the pilot, engineer, and 2 others i cant remmeber lol. Then the door is closed and the seats lean in towards the controls.
then the ride starts......spinning! that's right the simulated launch is given it's effect by spinning the pods and lifting them up in the air (imagine hex on i'ts side where you only raise a little bit)
then as you go through the ride you are asked (depending on your role) to press buttons and such when you are needed to, which is a great little touch.
then its the end and you enter throught the shop.
In really enjoyed it and it is a great ride but with all the bad press it is getting recently might put a lot of people off. Don't be mislead though, it is well worth at least 1 ride!