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News Spaceship Earth Refurb - 2 Year Closure

DreamfinderGuy

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If there's not enough money to properly re-do the park's most iconic ride, what does that say about a Figment re-do?
You mean Soarin'? Test Track? Frozen? Spaceship Earth (the ride) has never been viewed as the park's shining star, and probably never will be. Which is a shame because it should be.
 

disney4life2008

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If anyone is planning to be at Epcot Sunday night, you should ride Spaceship Earth and take plenty of pictures and videos. Depending on if the parks are closed for months on end, this could be it for the current version of the ride.

Wow I just thought about that. And that's true. Even if the parks open eventually, I do not put it past Disney to keep this ride closed.
 

Darth Snips

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If anyone is planning to be at Epcot Sunday night, you should ride Spaceship Earth and take plenty of pictures and videos. Depending on if the parks are closed for months on end, this could be it for the current version of the ride.

Is anyone familiar with this account? I've never heard of them before, but they're claiming that Epcot (and only Epcot) is scheduled to remain closed for "a minimum of 3-6 months". Have any of our insiders heard similar reports?
 

atighe42

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Unless they have the sense to go through with the badly needed refurb, I expect SSE to reopen in the Fall. It will most likely have a postponed closing for the foreseeable, imho.
 

Dragonman

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Even Window Girl knows to stay inside during Covid-19 😉
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SplashZander

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My thing with all the talk of possible expansion is the current realization about the current situation. The situation we are currently in is unprecedented. The situation is far far far worse for Disney than 9/11 or the Great Recession.

Life as a whole will not resume as normal until a vaccine is implemented worldwide. Current estimates place the launch of the vaccine to be 12-18 months which means mid-2021. Until the vaccine mass recreational activities cannot occur safely. Sports can resume in a few months but stadiums and arenas will be empty.

The 9/11 and the recession created an attitude at Disney of zero investment. Disney has currently been investing a large amount of capital into the parks. The investment, while a nice feature to pad attendance, wasn't really needed. It was widely known that Disney could have done nothing and people could still come through the gates.

In extreme economic hardship, you will not go to Disney unless there is really something compelling you to. Disney isn't stupid, another recession was inevitable. They couldn't have predicted it to be as bad as this is or to come on as fast as this has, but they knew they needed to invest in good times where the return on investment wasn't huge because people were still going to come so that when people are less likely to come they still do because of the new things.

Currently, there are 2 projects that are extremely new. Rise only had around 3 months of operation being shuttering due to the COVID-19 closures. MMRR had less than a month of operation. The overwhelming majority of people have not experienced either of these attractions. Galaxy's Edge, and thus MFSR, is still very new to the average consumer which has not experienced either.

Rat should open shortly after the parks reopen, Tron and GOTG, while undoubtedly going to be delayed are still in the pipeline to attract people during a hard time.

If you believe people will return to Disney in hoards as soon as it reopens, that is simply naive. These times will be hard on everyone on the planet.

To say things will be cut does not require insider information. These are unprecedented times with an enormous amount of uncertainty that is only exaggerated by the industries which Disney is in. They need things to bring draw people into the parks during bad times. These are bad times and they have plenty of new offerings so do that, they're not about to start huge investment in addition to the immediate pipeline to pad attendance in a good time.

Most lack of investment is short cited, but in this situation, its a necessity to survive.
 

trainplane3

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My thing with all the talk of possible expansion is the current realization about the current situation. The situation we are currently in is unprecedented. The situation is far far far worse for Disney than 9/11 or the Great Recession.

Life as a whole will not resume as normal until a vaccine is implemented worldwide. Current estimates place the launch of the vaccine to be 12-18 months which means mid-2021. Until the vaccine mass recreational activities cannot occur safely. Sports can resume in a few months but stadiums and arenas will be empty.

The 9/11 and the recession created an attitude at Disney of zero investment. Disney has currently been investing a large amount of capital into the parks. The investment, while a nice feature to pad attendance, wasn't really needed. It was widely known that Disney could have done nothing and people could still come through the gates.

In extreme economic hardship, you will not go to Disney unless there is really something compelling you to. Disney isn't stupid, another recession was inevitable. They couldn't have predicted it to be as bad as this is or to come on as fast as this has, but they knew they needed to invest in good times where the return on investment wasn't huge because people were still going to come so that when people are less likely to come they still do because of the new things.

Currently, there are 2 projects that are extremely new. Rise only had around 3 months of operation being shuttering due to the COVID-19 closures. MMRR had less than a month of operation. The overwhelming majority of people have not experienced either of these attractions. Galaxy's Edge, and thus MFSR, is still very new to the average consumer which has not experienced either.

Rat should open shortly after the parks reopen, Tron and GOTG, while undoubtedly going to be delayed are still in the pipeline to attract people during a hard time.

If you believe people will return to Disney in hoards as soon as it reopens, that is simply naive. These times will be hard on everyone on the planet.

To say things will be cut does not require insider information. These are unprecedented times with an enormous amount of uncertainty that is only exaggerated by the industries which Disney is in. They need things to bring draw people into the parks during bad times. These are bad times and they have plenty of new offerings so do that, they're not about to start huge investment in addition to the immediate pipeline to pad attendance in a good time.

Most lack of investment is short cited, but in this situation, its a necessity to survive.
Uh...wrong thread?
 

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