Spaceship Earth changes officially paused as Disney confirms it will reopen along with EPCOT on July 15

Jun 20, 2020 in "Spaceship Earth"

New Spaceship Earth concept art

Disney has included Spaceship Earth in EPCOT's reopening day attraction line-up, which finally confirms that the planned changes have been put on pause.

Spaceship Earth had been scheduled to close beginning May 26 2020 to begin a major refurbishment, but construction throughout Walt Disney World came to a halt due to the COVID-19 shutdown.

According to Disney, "the next iteration of 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."

Details remain scarce on what changes were to be made, but Disney had said that "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." The concept art above shows the new look of the Egypt scene.

A reopening date is yet to be announced, but there is speculation that the work will take 2 to 3 years.

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Article Posted: Jun 20, 2020 / 1:38pm ET