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Spaceship Earth is the first attraction you encounter when you enter the park.
This mild ride takes you on a journey through time inside the iconic, 18-story sphere of Epcot for the story of human communications. Spaceship Earth shows exactly where we, as a human race, started and where we are heading through audioanimatronic scenes.
You’ll make your way inside the futuristic geosphere and board the slow moving “time machine.” As you navigate through a dark sea of stars, make your face visible for the camera above. Your picture will come into play later in the ride!
Soon enough, you’ll hear Dame Judi Dench’s voice as she narrates the progression of communications and human innoventions. The story begins at the dawn of time in the prehistoric era, where you’ll witness man’s first spoken word. Next, you’ll observe as the ancient Egyptians create hieroglyphics, and the Phoenicians develop an alphabet. The voyage through time continues and you’ll witness many more significant occurrences and discoveries, such as:
You’ll then rotate backwards to return to Earth with Dame Judi Dench ending your journey with this: “The choices we’ve made over the last 40,000 years have been inventing the future one day at a time. And now it’s your turn. Let’s have some fun creating the future, shall we? ” At this point, you’ll design your own “future” on the touch screen on the seatback in front of you. Your face will be super-imposed on the screen, so hopefully you smiled at the beginning of the ride! Spaceship Earth is an Epcot must-do for the Frog Family. We parents love the bewildered look on Tad and Lily’s faces when they’re reminded there was a time when there were no mobile phones and lap tops.
The Spaceship Earth attraction is located inside the iconic massive sphere in Epcot and actually spirals through the 18-story interior. The ride lasts 16 minutes and is suitable for all ages. Each ride vehicle seats two guests and has no lap restraints. The door to each ride vehicle closes when the attraction begins.
Guests must transfer from their wheelchair, motorized scooter or ECV to board the ride vehicle. Guests must transfer from their motorized scooter or ECV to an available wheelchair, then to the ride vehicle. Audio Description devices that provide supplemental audio for guests with visual disabilities are available at Guest Relations. Handheld Captioning devices, which display text segments at this attraction, are available at Guest Relations. Due to the nature of Spaceship Earth, guests with service animals should check with a Cast Member at the attraction for boarding information.
Source: Undercover Tourist
Source: Undercover Tourist
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