Spaceship Earth reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Spaceship Earth, a dark ride in Future World - Spaceship Earth at Epcot.
Written by Robert Niles
Epcot's signature attraction, Spaceship Earth is a massive "geosphere" that stands above the entrance plaza to the park. Inside is a slow-moving ride depicting the history of communication, from ancient cave paintings to Hewlett and Packard building computers in their San Jose, California-area garage. Crowds pack the ride early in the morning, as it's the obvious first thing to do when you enter the park. Wait until later to ride, though, and you'll walk on with little or no wait.
Spaceship Earth is one of the best rides at Epcot. Although the narration isn't that great (I miss you, Jeremy Irons), the scenes are as gorgeous as ever (despite not having the burning Rome smell anymore). The only reason this ride isn't getting a perfect score is because of the narration. It treats the riders like they're stupid. It's extremely condescending and distracts from the timeless scenes that don't treat people like 2 year olds. The video thing at the end is okay, I could honestly go either way on it. After more than 5 rides on it, you know what you'll get and it becomes a lot more stale than it was when it opened in 2007. I feel the same way about the Project Tomorrow post-show. It's still worth riding, but keep a YouTube track of the Jeremy Irons narration on standby. ;) - Joshua Goodstein
Classic ride. Wish Disney put out more original rides like this. - Ryan Chard
An inspiring attracting with great animatronics. It's pretty breathtaking when you realize that you are at the top of the dome. - Aaron McMahon
I really enjoyed learning about the history of communication. A great Mission to Inner Space type ride. - Jeff Krinock
I believe that this ride is perfection. I love it from the beginning to the end. You must ride this when you visit Epcot. - Bryce McGibeny
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