BREAKING NEWS: Future of Illuminations and Spaceship Earth in Question with Siemens Announcing End of Partnership


Siemens Corporation, who is the official corporate sponsor of Disney Parks and more specifically Spaceship Earth and Illuminations at Epcot has just announced they will not be renewing their contract with Disney. Siemens has been a sponsor of Disney Parks for the past ten years.

Across the globe, Siemens also sponsors it’s a small world at Disneyland in California. Sylvania, who’s parent company is Siemens, used to sponsor the Osborne Family Light Show at Hollywood Studios and also their technology was used to construct the popular Radiator Springs Racers attraction at California Adventure in Disneyland among others.

The questions now is, “What will happen with Spaceship Earth and Illuminations?” As we recently reported, we were thinking that Siemens would renew their contract and give Spaceship Earth a much needed refurbishment. Now, with this news coming out it’s unsure what will happen with this iconic attraction. Interestingly enough, this will be the first time Spaceship Earth does not have a corporate sponsor.

With all the changes to Epcot we are anticipating to be announced at next month’s D23 Expo in Disneyland, we were also under the impression that Illuminations would be replaced by a new nighttime show. That looks very likely now with today’s news.

Update June 30th 9:15am

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Stay here for the latest.

Source: @lielder3 on Twitter, tweets have been removed as the account is now private. 

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