Spaceship Earth, Orlando

4.3
#41 of 156 in Fun & Games in Orlando
Spaceship Earth is a geodesic sphere that serves as the symbolic structure of Epcot, a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida. It is also the name of the dark ride attraction that is housed within the sphere that takes guests on a time machine-themed experience.

The 15-minute dark ride demonstrates to guests how advancements in human communication have helped to create the future one step at a time. Passengers journey back in time to witness the origins of prehistoric man, then travel forward in time to witness important breakthroughs in communication throughout history—from the invention of the alphabet to the creation of the printing press to today's modern communication advancements, including telecommunication and mass communication. At the conclusion of the ride, passengers have the chance to design their own future using touch screens that are embedded into the ride cars.

On February 25, 2020, it was announced on the Disney Parks Blog that Spaceship Earth would be closing on May 26, 2020 for refurbishment.
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  • We love this ride, it’s gentle and educational and the animatronics are really good. We try to go later in the day as it can have long queues earlier in the day. As this is a continuous ride with...  more »
  • Very interesting information. It is nice to revisit some of the history of our great planet. Makes you thankful for the environment  more »
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  • Love this old school right. Positive messages for adult and kids. Hopefully Disney keep this but also update it. The architecture itself is simply stunning.
  • My first ever Disney experience. Tons of nostalgia. Also a great break from the heat.

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