Walt Disney World Orlando Travel Guide

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Spaceship Earth ride

  • Amusement Park/Water Park

Published 07/06/2017

Fodor's Review

Inside the giant geosphere you are transported past a series of tableaux that explore human progress and the continuing search for better forms of communication. Oscar-winner Dame Judi Dench narrates the journey that begins in the darkest tunnels of time, proceeds through history, and ends poised on the edge of the future. Revered author Ray Bradbury helped design the iconic ball, and wrote the original story. Ten-time Emmy winner Bruce Broughton composed the musical score.

Audio-Animatronics figures present Cro-Magnon man daubing mystic paintings on cave walls, Egyptian scribes scratching hieroglyphics on papyrus, Roman centurions building roads, Islamic scholars mapping the heavens, and 11th- and 12th-century Benedictine monks hand-copying manuscripts. As you move into the Renaissance, there's Michelangelo and Gutenberg, and, in rapid succession, the telegraph, radio, television, and computer come into being. A family views the moon landing on TV, and soon the personal computer

is born.

As your ride vehicle swings backward and descends slowly, touch screens ask how you envision your own future, then play back an animated, Jetsons-esque scenario based on the answers. Siemens, which presents the attraction, created a fun-packed postshow with high-demand interactive games. As you enter the postshow, watch the giant digital map screen to see your photo taken during the ride and posted in your hometown location.

For people with disabilities: You must be able to transfer to a standard wheelchair, then walk four steps to the ride vehicle. Guests with service animals should check with an attraction host for boarding information. The ride is equipped for handheld captioning and audio-description devices available at Guest Relations. Ride while waiting for a Mission: SPACE or Soarin' FastPass+ appointment. Lines are longest in the morning and shortest just before closing.

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Sight Information


Future World, Spaceship Earth, Walt Disney World, Florida, 32830, USA

Sight Details:

  • Duration: 15 mins. Crowds: Moderate to Heavy. Audience: All Ages

Published 07/06/2017


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