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This is a fun and visually entertaining illusion involving audience participation.
A magician brings a lucky child up on stage and explains how their parents used to take him/her to a trip to the moon every weekend when they were little. A covered machine is presented. When it is revealed, it is a coin-operated kid's ride you see in front of a grocery store. It is retro rocket-shaped with "MOON PATROL" written on the side.
The magician can dress the child up with a spacesuit and helmet. The magician gives the child a full list of instruction on how to operate it as if it were a "real" flying rocket.
The magician puts the child into the ride and inserts a coin into the machine. The audience hears some exhausted/ancient rocket sounds as it starts to rock very slowly. Our first bit of comedy as we all know the feelings as a child getting in these rides and they were quite disappointing.
The magician adds an extra coin and it becomes a little bit faster. This is just a tease but still funny. Finally, the magician puts a "magic" coin into the machine. All of a sudden the ride
vibrates and breaks away from the base. The ride becomes a real flying rocket!
The rocket starts to change its position to point upward with smoke and sparks shooting out as it launches to the moon. The rocket continues flies up and downward. finally The magician covers it with a cloth and the next thing you know, the rocket flies further up and away and the child disappears as the rocket hits hyper speed. For the end, the child can reappear in the back of the house or off stage with a new alien friend.
Here is a new ending with the moon as shown in the photos. (You set up the moon up high in the beginning of the routine. The magician asks the child ahead of time to plant a flag when he/she lands on the Moon.)
After the rocket disappears, the magician is trying to make a radio communication with the child. The audience sees a little rocket starting to spin round the moon.
The magician: Are you at the Moon?
The child: Yes.
The magician: Plant the flag.
Then, a flag pops up from the moon.
The magician: Are you on the Moon?
The child: No, I am in the Moon.
The magician: Say again?
The child: I am IN the Moon!
The magician loweres the moon down and the child is inside the moon!
It is a very good routine for a show with family audience.