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Epcot - Spaceship Earth


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Spaceship Earth Overview


Opened: October 1, 1982

Ride length: 15 minutes

Epcot's icon is the impressive Spaceship Earth geosphere, affectionately referred to by most as the giant golf ball. (You'd need one heck of a four iron to get it on the fairway.)

During Disney's Millennium celebration, there was a giant Sorcerer Mickey hand and the word "Epcot" added to the exterior. This has since been removed.

While the outside has been restored back to its original design, the interior has also undergone changes.

Spaceship Earth epcot

Spaceship Earth epcot

Spaceship Earth features a slow-moving trip back in time studying the development of communication through the ages.

The soundtrack features a 63-piece orchestra accompanied by a 24-member choir under the leadership of Emmy Award winning composer Bruce Boughton. Dame Judy Dench provides the narration.


The descent back to Earth is interactive where you get to choose how to end your journey through history.

When you exit the ride, you'll enter "Project Tomorrow: Inventing the World of Tomorrow." This area has interactive games and activities.


Handicapped Accessibility:  Guest in wheelchairs must be able to transfer from their wheelchairs into the ride vehicle.

FUN FACTS: If you wanted to use Spaceship Earth as a golf ball, you
would need to stand 1.2 miles tall!

Cast members can actually go to the TOP of the dome…there is an elevator that goes all the way up.

Spaceship Earth epcot

Spaceship Earth epcot

Spaceship Earth epcot

Spaceship Earth epcot

Spaceship Earth epcot

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