Here’s a piece of exciting new for Epcot fans! Spaceship Earth will be open to the public when the theme park reopens on July 15th, 2020. The attraction was initially going to close down in May for a refurbishment, but now guests will be able to enjoy the ride in its current form for a while longer.
Even though the refurbishment is on hold for now, the changes will still still go through at a later date. The future plans for Spaceship Earth will focus on the story of humanity, following our long journey from prehistoric humans to today brought to life with magic and depth that only Disney can deliver. Many of the moments you know and love will be updated in amazing ways, blended with brand-new scenes to tell a story about our human experience.
Here’s a few additional details of what you can expect when this icon returns. You’ll visit Egypt, which is part of the current version of the attraction, but it will be an Egypt like you’ve never seen before, transformed through the power of light.
Throughout the attraction, you’ll 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.
Walt Disney once said Epcot “would always be in a state of becoming,” and Spaceship Earth has lived up to that vision for generations. This will be the attraction’s fourth – and most ambitious – update since the park’s grand opening on Oct. 1, 1982.