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Siemens is going to end their sponsorship with the parks - Spaceship Earth and IllumiNations

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by SpoiledBlueMilk, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. SpoiledBlueMilk

    SpoiledBlueMilk Active Member

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    Just read that Siemens is ending its park sponsorship. If there was ever a time for Disney to think about reimagining the marquee Epcot icon, I guess this would be the time.
     
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    drizgirl Well-Known Member

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    Better close the park. :rolleyes:
     
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    jakeman Premium Member

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    But...but what will we snicker at during Illuminations?
     
  4. Tayoboy

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    jpeden Well-Known Member

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    Since this came from the site that we can't say, I'll hold out until I see something official - like the Siemens marquee being taken down.
     
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    JediMasterMatt Well-Known Member

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    Cue Spaceship Earth>Guardians of the Galaxy: Ego the Living Planet Experience in t-minus 10, 9, 8...
     
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    Cmdr_Crimson Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if they will tell Judi Dench....Maybe when we first hear her on the incline she will say this...
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  8. Phineas

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    I just hope the attraction keeps its theme and narration, and isn't eventually abandoned for some cutting-edge thrill ride. With all the rumblings about Epcot's imminent overhaul, I worry about the fate of the attraction under current management.

    Even with the currently-lackluster finale, Spaceship Earth is one of the greatest attractions ever conceived, and deserves to be preserved.
     
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    I honestly don't think the ride itself will change like that, I honestly think we'll see maybe some scene changes, maybe a new narrator.
     
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    So can we expect Project Tomorrow to close at some point in the near future (early next year)?
     
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    Time for "Star Wars: The Death Star Experience" to takeover Spaceship Earth!
     
  13. Phineas

    Phineas Well-Known Member

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    Neither do I, but the ride is one of the park's last remaining long format immersive dark rides, and I worry that the logical decisions won't be made, given past attraction closures.
     
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    I thought Martin said they already renewed?
     
  15. Chef Kronk

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    I thought it was confirmed a little while ago that Siemens renewed?

    Anyway, I just hope that Disney doesn't get any funny ideas about closing this attraction. It's a true Epcot classic.
     
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    @marni1971 ?
     
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    IMG_9059.JPG I think Orlando Weekly's photo from a while back sums up where we're headed next for IPcot center lol!
     
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    If it wasn't Martin, I apologize but I feel like it was said it was renewed or being renewed.
     
  19. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    Well that's a blow. I was told they'd renewed. Unless the deal went sour.

    Be afraid.
     
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  20. Master Yoda

    Master Yoda Pro Star Wars geek. Premium Member

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    I hear BJ's wholesale club will be picking up the sponsorship so we should be good.;)
     

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