Photo Shows Current Weathering on Spaceship Earth

in Walt Disney World

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Credit: bioreconstruct

Imagineers have been working hard on installing the lightning for Spaceship Earth’s permanent transformation. In case you aren’t aware, the EPCOT icon will showcase an enhanced lighting package, illuminating the park icon with a rainbow of colors.

However, if you look a bit closer at Spaceship Earth, and not focus so much on the new lightning package installed, you may notice some weathering on the EPCOT icon.

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Credit: Disney

Twitter user bioreconstruct took to Twitter to share a zoomed-in photo of Spaceship Earth, which shows some weathering. Per bioreconstruct:

Current weathering of Spaceship Earth.

Matt Lombardo replied to bioreconstruct asking how often Disney cleans Spaceship Earth, to which bioreconstruct said:

There is regular maintenance. It would be interesting to read an article (or see on Disney+) about how Spaceship Earth is cared for.

As with anything, it is no surprise that Spaceship Earth is experiencing some weathering issues, especially being out in the hot Florida sun day in and day out. We have seen other areas of Walt Disney World experience weathering as well, including the Tangled area in Magic Kingdom.

We suspect Disney to clean and care for the weathering areas of Spaceship Earth in the near future as the theme parks are gearing up for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary, which will kick off on October 1, 2021.

More on Spaceship Earth

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Credit: Inside the Magic

If you have never been on Spaceship Earth, Disney World describes this attraction as:

Witness the landmark moments of amazing innovation that made today’s spectacular communications technology possible.

Travel back to the dawn of humanity, when early man painted on cave walls. Watch new ideas spread like wildfire with the invention of Gutenberg’s printing press. The wheels of time turn ever faster as we enter the modern age of media, from newspapers announcing the end of the Civil War to the televised broadcast of the moon landing—and beyond.

All of these great moments are brought vividly to life using elaborate sets and advanced Audio-Animatronics figures during this inspirational, 16-minute, Omnimover-style attraction.

EPCOT spaceship earth at night
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Have you been to EPCOT recently? Let us know in the comments below.

If you want to book a Disney vacation and see EPCOT’s new lighting package when it debuts, be sure to get in touch with your travel agent and start planning today. If you’re not yet working with a travel agent, be sure to reach out to our friends at Academy Travel, who will be with you every step of the way when planning your magical Disney vacation.

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