Spaceship Earth to close for major refurbishment May 26, 2020

Time is running out to experience Spaceship Earth in its current form. Disney has announced that the iconic Epcot attraction will close on May 26, 2020 to make way for a reimagining that will update many scenes and introduce brand new scenes to the ride.

Disney’s description on what the new Spaceship Earth will contain, as seen in the announcement:

Spaceship Earth will focus on the story of humanity, following our long journey from prehistoric humans to today brought to life with magic and depth that only Disney can deliver. Many of the moments you know and love will be updated in amazing ways, blended with brand-new scenes to tell a story about our human experience.

The preview of an updated Egypt scene shows how light will assist in transforming the scene into something guests haven’t seen before. Projections appear to be play an intricate role in the reimagined Spaceship Earth.

Beyond the updates to the scenes themselves, the entire ride’s track is expected to be replaced during the closure.

The announcement doesn’t indicate exactly how long Spaceship Earth will be closed. However, earlier rumors suggested that it may be closed for as long as two years due to the scale and size of the project. That timeline is not official and may change along with the scope of the project.

David is a Disney travel expert who created Notes from Neverland in 2018. This site is a source of news, information, and reviews about all things Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Disney Cruise Line. Click here to learn more or contact us.

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