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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. HMF

    HMF Well-Known Member

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    It,s possible but my gut tells me they won,t until the refurb.
     
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    So I was looking at the map on Snapchat, and you can see stories from different places, does Epcot do this every night? I've never seen this before... The word said Illuminations and it was revolving around SSE. Anyone ever seen this before? Have I just missed it all this time?
     
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  3. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    You've missed it all this time.
     
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    becca_ Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. Thanks :joyfull:
     
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  5. Loopzoop444

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    If there is a new narrator it really should be none other than Neil "The Grass" Tyson.
     
  6. bcoachable

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    did the true rift and reason ever bubble to the top as to why there was a split between said sponsor and said ride

    edit:spelling
     
  7. MisterPenguin

    MisterPenguin Premium Member

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    Not on this board AFAIK.
     
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  8. montyz81

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    I think people know, it appears to be something that will lose people their jobs if leaked.

    My guess is that Disney shut it down so they could turn SSE into an IP based ride. That leaves GM as the last surviving sponsor in Epcot, right?
     
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    What about Chiquita for the Land? Unless I'm not up on the sponsors.
     
  10. rocketraccoon

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    GM's Test Track, Chiquita's Living with the Land, Gildan's Colortopia, Coca-Cola's Club Cool, and Smucker's Garden Grill are the ones I can think of other than Siemens for Future World. I think there's still a few in World Showcase but I can't remember any of them.

    I could've sworn Nikon sponsored that camera store next to Spaceship Earth.
     
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  11. LukeS7

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    Pretty sure that was Kodak until they went under
     
  12. peter11435

    peter11435 Well-Known Member

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    And now it's Nikon
     
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    And Test Track is specifically Chevrolet now, no? Not GM overall.
     
  14. MaximumEd

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    Correct.
     
  15. Goofyernmost

    Goofyernmost Well-Known Member

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    No!
     
  16. montyz81

    montyz81 Well-Known Member

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    Kodak is still in business.
    Right, Chevy, its all GM. Their cars are all the same to me.
     
  17. peter11435

    peter11435 Well-Known Member

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    I am aware. But they have been replaced by Nikon at WDW
     
  18. Texas84

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    I've never noticed it. :facepalm:
     
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    At least I'm not the only one who isn't observant ;)
     
  20. Howdy

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    Totally random but I walked into our cystoscopy room at work the other day and noticed a big SIEMENS label on the special x-ray bed. Couldn't help but laugh because it was the first time that I remember actually having an interaction with something made by the company
     
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