Spaceship Earth is a slow moving, Audio-Animatronic based ride, located in Future World at Epcot. Narrated by Oscar winner Judi Dench
, it tells the story of how innovations from one generation inspire the next, and how technology has evolved throughout time.
: 2,400 per hour
: 180 feet high 165 feet in diameter
: Seimens (previously AT&T)
Until the 2008 refurbishment, Spaceship Earth told the dramatic history of human communications - from the earliest cave drawings to the satellite technology of today and beyond. Then ride through one of the world's largest "star fields" for a fascinating new perspective on the planet we all call "home."
Facts and Figures
The attraction was the result of work from Disney, Ray Bradbury, Smithsonian Institution, Los Angeles area's Huntington Library and the University of Chicago.
2 years, 2 months - 40,800 labor hours
16 million pounds
180 feet (54.864 meters) above ground level
Alucobond, a thermal polyethylene core bonded to aluminum
3 pairs of steel legs 15 feet off ground, each sunk 100 feet into the ground
Total pavilion area:
109,375 Sq. Ft.
2,200,000 cubic feet
Exterior surface area:
150,000 square feet
5-Point star configurations:
1450 steel triangular panels
150 feet in diameter
Highest point of ride:
163 feet above ground level
Angle of descent: