What is Epcot without Spaceship Earth? In a couple of years, we’ll find out. The rumor broke last month that everyone’s favorite geodesic sphere at Walt Disney World would be undergoing one of its periodic ride updates. Now it seems the attraction’s overhaul will be much more extensive than anyone previously imagined.
The good news is, they’re not getting rid of the ride, abandoning the park’s traditional centerpiece as they did with the Great Movie Ride over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios last year. The bad news is, Spaceship Earth will reportedly close for a whopping two and a half years as it, the surrounding Future World, and Epcot’s entrance all undergo work as part of an initiative called “Project Gamma.”