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New Storyline for Spaceship Earth at Epcot

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Published: April 16, 2007 at 8:43 AM

Mouseplanet.com's WDW Park Update is reporting that Spaceship Earth at Epcot is getting some major changes due to its new sponsorship with Siemens. Read the full article here: http://www.mouseplanet.com/articles.php?art=wd070416mg. The new storyline will show "how each generation of mankind has invented the future for the next generation, and how the spirit of innovation has moved people from the caves to the cosmos," according to a Disney press release.

Readers' Opinions

From Eric Malone on April 16, 2007 at 11:14 AM
Interesting. I was wondering if Spaceship Earth would ever get a major update, but here it is. Awesome.
From Iris Hernandez on April 16, 2007 at 2:08 PM
about time too...i just hope its done before my annual pass expires next year.
From Mike Duchock on April 16, 2007 at 2:58 PM
WDWMagic.com has what appears to be the full Disney press release as well as an interesting photo of a possible new logo for SSE.


The part that excites me the most is the touch-screen panels inside each ride vehicle. The future in theme park attractions is interactivity that is engaging and makes you want to ride it over and over again.

Major kudos to Epcot and Siemens for putting new life into SSE by bolstering it's storytelling capablilties and not turning it into a roller coaster like some rumors suggested (i.e. SSE: Time Racers).

From Joshua Harris on April 16, 2007 at 7:22 PM
Wow. I'm glad that I got to go with the band before this happened. I will be able to see how it was and how it will be.

We rode that thing 3 times. GREAT time waster when you're tired.

From Anthony Murphy on April 16, 2007 at 9:18 PM
It seems like a good idea!

Though I think it should have stayed communications, it seems to do that and more thus in some ways acting as a ride that justifies EPCOT's purpose.

I am a little concerned about the "make your own" future part because it wasn't too great in Horizons.

I will miss the old one. I kinda grew up with it!

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