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Spaceship Earth at Epcot

Spaceship Earth is the most iconic attraction at Epcot. This large spaceship attraction has often been referred to as a massive golf ball from a distance. It’s also the primary focal point of Epcot from nearly all areas of the park.

This classic original offers the opportunity to journey through history and take a look at how communication has evolved over the span of time.

Below are a few of the basic details for experiencing this ride on your next vacation.

Spaceship Earth

Epcot Attractions


Park Entrance at Epcot

Disney Height Requirement:

Any Height

Epcot FastPass:

Yes, when available

Ride Type:

Slow-Moving, Omnimover

Seats Per Vehicle:


Rider Switch Disney World:


Extra Magic Hours:


Good For:

Time Travel

Scary Factor:


Must-Do List:


Perfect For:

All Ages

Special Mention:
Probably closed for a
lengthy refurbishment.

Spaceship Earth

I doubt many people visit Epcot and not end up riding Spaceship Earth at least once on their visit. This attraction is the first thing you’ll encounter when you enter the park through the main entrance. Naturally, making it the last when you are on your way out.

Spaceship Earth was previously scheduled to close beginning May 26, 2020. The attraction is expected to remain closed for an extended amount of time while it is being refurbished. At this time, the refurbishment has been indefinitely postponed.

The attraction does offer FastPass+ for the second tier category at Epcot. On most days, you can select it as a fourth or more option when refreshing.

Spaceship Earth is a slow-moving, Omni-mover attraction. That means the ride rarely stops, and you step onto a moving platform to load and unload. This should not be a concern for most because the platform is extremely slow-moving. There are also times when they do stop it for those with accessibility issues.

Judi Dench narrates the current rendition of Spaceship Earth. The attraction features travel through time from the dawn of man with a few stops along the way to see scenes from an ancient civilization, the Renaissance Period, the invention of computers, and many more.

There’s even this one scene that shows Jesse Owens winning an Olympic medal. It’s one of my favorites because he grew up right down the street from my family’s home in Alabama. I’m sure everyone has something featured in Spaceship Earth that they can relate to well. I guess those sentiments are what makes an attraction like this so special.

It might also have a little to do with the fact that the word “home” resonates with so many when they see Spaceship Earth in the distance. There are probably no questions as to whether Epcot’s my favorite park or not.

Love you long time, Epcot.

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So what do you think about Spaceship Earth? Is this a must do every time you visit the park? Or do your prefer to enjoy it from the distance?

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