Disney finally changing the story inside Epcot's Spaceship Earth
Well, it looks as if Disney is officially updating Spaceship Earth
. I was just looking through Breakdowns here in Los Angeles. Breakdowns are the job listings that are sent out by entertainment companies who are looking for actors or other talent for their movies, TV programs or theme parks. Anyway, today Disney listed the following Breakdown:
Wednesday, Jul. 11, 2007, 10:30 AM Pacific
Theme park attraction for Walt Disney World Epcot.
Casting Director: Brian Nefsky
Interview Date: July 13
Start Date: o/a 8/31/2007
Pay Rate: $700 + 10% agency fee
Location: Glendale, CA
[VOICE-OVER] This is VOICE-OVER AUDITION. 10 year old male to play voice of Newsboy for Civil War sequence.
There isn't currently a CIVIL WAR sequence in the attraction, so this should be interesting.
This won't be the first time they changed Spaceship Earth since its inception, but it could use another facelift inside. The changing of rides in EPCOT has to happen more often than any other park. The vision of the future is different from year to year and they have to keep up.
While the ride is shut down for the next several months there are other changes that will take place as well. I agree that this news is exciting, but I think there are more impressive things being done to this ride.
Yep... there it is. Tomorrow's Child is playing right now.
I remember that cheesy song as well. Seems to be quite a few years ago but almost all of the rides had those campy but catchy tunes and ussually a motto as well. I remember Horizons was "If you can dream we can do it" Man, my brother and I used to make fun of that when we were kids. I'm not a bog fan of the movement away from education/exploration into Diney iconic. As fun as The Nemo thing is, it really does not belong at EPCOT. It's a Fantasy Land ride. But Space, Test Track, and Soarin seem to fit. I think it can be thrill and EPCOT.
I don't see it as a Fantasy Land ride at all. It isn't like the submarine upgrade at DL (though I believe it still uses the same technology). The same aquarium is still there with the same real sea life. It's still more an educational pavillion than anything- just using NEMO characters as a gateway for kids to get interested in real ocean life. If they had done away with the aquarium or made the pavillion's ride into a ride similar to the subs at DL, I'd agree... but not as it is.
One scene in the ride has a "newsboy" holding a newspaper and standing next to a large printing press- perhaps he is from the late 1800's. Maybe the voice over is just to update his speil to say something about the Civil War.
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