This major refurb is set to introduce a new narration, new focus, and new scenes. Of course, it was delayed indefinitely due to the global health crisis, so we have NO idea when the attraction might close. Still, a new permit might point to some refurb work!
This week alone, Disney made an official statement that the Spaceship Earth renovation and the new Mary Poppins attraction are being postponed. We just learned three new attractions that will allegedly close permanently.
The Disney Parks have officially reopened, but we’re still feeling the ripples of the closures.
We’ve been hanging out around EPCOT today checking out everything that’s changed since we were last here AND the 2020 Taste of EPCOT Food & Wine Festival. One hidden change we found was in the EPCOT Experience where the Spaceship Earth refurbishment and the upcoming Mary Poppins attraction have been removed from the “coming soon” video. Now, Disney has issued a statement about these two attractions.
As part of a multi-year transformation of Walt Disney World’s EPCOT, Spaceship Earth — the attraction that also serves as the park’s icon — was set to undergo a major refurbishment of its own.
That refurbishment was supposed to begin on May 26th. And, in fact, even at press time, Spaceship Earth is still listed as being closed for refurbishment on Walt Disney World’s website. [Read more…]
We’ve been hard at work in the parks scoping out all the latest news for you! First, a few things to remember…
- We have a BRAND NEW T-SHIRT LINE! If you’ve been waiting for DFB T-shirts, they’re HERE! Click here to take a look!
- There are a lot of BRAND NEW 2020 DISCOUNTS for Disney World Hotels and Packages, and we’ve got them all here!
- The 2020 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival opened this week, and we have ALL the menus and FOOD PHOTOS for the Food Booths!
- The 2020 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival kicks off March 4 and we have the FULL menus for the Festival!
We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
We spend a lot of time floating around in the metaphorical “black hole” that is Disney permits and patents. Disney is a HUGE company, and that means that we’re constantly seeing building permits, invention patents, environmental resource permits, and MORE popping up with the Disney name on them.
Well occasionally, a permit will catch our eye — and we spotted one recently that gave us some serious pause. On January 21st, a permit was filed for 2060 Avenue of the Stars. What’s that address, you ask? Well, it’s usually associated with the building housing Spaceship Earth.
Of course, we’re expecting a closure of the ride at some point during the Epcot transformation to make some significant changes to the attraction. The catch is we don’t know WHEN this closure is coming, but it’s possible that this permit is a clue.
Read on for why.
If you were unsettled by the news that Spaceship Earth would be undergoing refurbishment as part of Epcot’s major transformation, at the D23 Expo this year, trust us, you’re not alone.
It frankly rocked our worlds to imagine what this could mean for the iconic geodesic sphere that’s graced the front entranceway of Epcot since the second Disney World park opened in 1982.