“Like a grand and miraculous spaceship, our planet has sailed through the universe of time and for a brief moment, we have been among its many passengers.” Disney has announced today that we will see an update to this centerpiece attraction! Spaceship Earth, the attraction that sits inside the iconic geodesic sphere, will undergo a refurbishment later this year that will bring new scenes to life.
The attraction takes guests from the present-day inside EPCOT to a look at the world through the ages. We see everything from the creation of the modern alphabet to the day that men landed on the moon and beyond. This look at our planet is currently narrated by Dame Judie Dench.
While it is unknown how long the attraction will be down for, we do know that they will be enhancing the Egyptian scene and introducing a new narrator to the dark ride attraction. Egypt will be brought to life through the power of light, which will be the main theme of the enhanced attraction. Guests on Spaceship Earth will see how light has affected human beings on Earth since the beginning of time and will get a chance to imagine what it will bring to our future.
Most importantly, the attraction will focus on what is possible when people come together for the greater good. This is something that has been a pillar of EPCOT since the park opened to guests on October 1, 1982, and it is exciting to know that the message will continue to delight guests of all ages for years to come.