EPCOT’s Spaceship Earth to Close for Refurbishment on May 26th

At last year’s D23 Expo, it was announced that the iconic Spaceship Earth would be undergoing a significant refurbishment as part of EPCOT’s transformation. Today, the Disney Parks Blog revealed that the attraction would close this May to begin work on that reimagining.

What’s Happening:

  • Spaceship Earth will close for refurbishment beginning May 26th.
  • When it reopens, the attraction will put a focus on the story of humanity.
  • While some of the ride’s most well-known and beloved scenes will remain, they will be “blended with brand-new scenes to tell a story about our human experience.”
  • Throughout the updated attraction, guests will “hear new narration and see how light plays a central role in our shared human journey, coming to life in dynamic ways in a celebration of the magic that’s possible when we all come together.”
  • At this time, it’s unclear when the next iteration of Spaceship Earth will debut.
  • As mentioned, the refurbishment of Spaceship Earth is just one of several projects underway as EPCOT evolves.
  • Other efforts in the works include Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, a new Play! Pavilion and Festival Center, and much more.
  • Additionally, the updated park will feature four neighborhoods:
    • World Celebration (home of Spaceship Earth and the Festival Center)
    • World Discovery (formerly Future World East)
    • World Nature (formerly Future World West)
    • World Showcase
  • Be sure to take your final journey on this edition of the grand and miraculous attraction before it closes on May 26th.
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