Epcot - Spaceship Earth
|Main Page||Future World||World Showcase|
|Map of Epcot||Mission: Space|
|Captain EO||Spaceship Earth|
|Imagination!||Universe of Energy|
|The Seas with Nemo and Friends||Restaurants/Dining|
|Turtle Talk with Crush||Shows and Events|
Spaceship Earth Overview
Opened: October 1, 1982
Ride length: 15 minutes
Epcot's icon is the impressive Spaceship Earth geosphere, affectionately referred to by most as the giant golf ball. (You'd need one heck of a four iron to get it on the fairway.)
During Disney's Millennium celebration, there was a giant Sorcerer Mickey hand and the word "Epcot" added to the exterior. This has since been removed.
While the outside has been restored back to its original design, the interior has also undergone changes.
Sponsored by Siemens, Spaceship Earth features a trip back in time studying the development of communication through the ages.
The soundtrack features a 63 piece orchestra accompanied by a 24 member choir under the leadership of Emmy Award winning composer Bruce Boughton. Dame Judy Dench provides the narration.
The descent back to Earth is interactive where you get to choose how to end your journey through history.
When you exit the ride, you'll enter "Project Tomorrow: Inventing the World of Tomorrow." This area has interactive games and activities that focus on Siemens technology.
Handicapped Accessibility: Guest in wheelchairs must be able to transfer from their wheelchairs into the ride vehicle.
FUN FACTS: If you wanted to use Spaceship Earth as a golf ball, you
would need to stand 1.2 miles tall!
Cast members can actually go to the TOP of the dome…there is an elevator that goes all the way up.
- JEThompson99 - "It's a nice Epcot Original, which there are very few of these days. Sure they tweaked it a bit over time, but it still has the same feel. It's something everyone can enjoy."
- kramden88 - "A classic Disney ride that you will enjoy even though it is informative and not fast-pasted like many newer attractions. Must-see."
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