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Disney makes changes to Epcot’s Spaceship Earth attraction Dewayne Bevil |Sentinel Staff Writer 6:38 PM EST, December 6, 2007 Epcot enthusiasts will have a ball again soon. Construction walls near Spaceship Earth, iconic sphere of the theme park, will fall sometime next week, after five months of refurbishment, Walt Disney World officials said. Inside are changes in content, new interactive components and enhancements of items that have marked the attraction since day one. Its theme has shifted from communication through the ages to one of inspiration and innovation. The most recent script, read by Jeremy Irons, has been scrapped — the new narrator is Oscar winner Judi Dench, whose words guide riders through the generations. “The story is those building [...]
Numerous sources are reporting that Spaceship Earth at Epcot will now be open for the Christmas rush at Walt Disney World. The attraction could open any day now as work on the basic attraction is about to wrap up, given that initial testing with Imagineers and Cast Members manages to go well. If problems arise during the testing, then Spaceship Earth’s scheduled opening will go back to February 2008. We will have more on this as it becomes available.
The Voyage of The Little Mermaid show at the Disney-MGM Studios will be closed for refurbishment from December 10 through December 14, 2007. During this time, some general maintenance will occur.
The Haunted Mansion refurbishment seems to be much bigger than Disney had originally let on. In addition to new audio and lighting upgrades, it appears the attic scene has been completely remodeled with the addition of the new bride scene similar to the changes that took place at Disneyland last year. Also exported from Disneyland, the floating Leota Crystal Ball has been put into the seance room. Finally, the Magic Kingdom’s Haunted Mansion will receive an effect that has yet to be seen in any mansion around the world. The giant spider staircase scene has been removed for the addition of a brand new scene with impressive special effects creating an illusion of neverending stairs. Disney has not made any of these changes official, but there are strong [...]
In an update on the exclusive news we received last week on the technical updates to the Sorcerer’s Hat at the Disney MGM Studios, some new details have emerged. The hat should be receiving some fiber optics and Lighting that would allow the hat to change colors at night, much like Cinderella Castle and Spaceship Earth. Other special effects could be added, but this is all that has circulated thus far. The changes should be taking place sometime next month.