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Rumor Spaceship Earth Refurb - 2 Year Closure


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Currently SSE is looking to be closed October 2021. But the primary focus of the 50th will be the MK.
So the current plan means its going to be closed all of 2020 and 2021?


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OH NO that is worse.......
So you are saying it could be LONGER?!?!😢😢😢
At first glance I took "Two years may be optimistic" to mean "They may scale down the plans and shorten the refurb, but we'd miss out on some of the cool stuff" . . . but putting it in the context of everything Martin's saying and what Tom reported about the extensive refurb, with (rumored) track replacement and extension, moving of the load area, and updating of nearly every scene . . . I'm starting to think you're right, it MIGHT be longer . . .

The ride was closed for almost 8 months during its last big refurb, and that one wasn't especially involved in terms of cosmetic changes to the ride. (Rumored) Total track replacement alone is beyond the scope of anything that happened then, and as was said, SSE is a weird building to get things in and out of.

I suppose it's not crazy to think it COULD be longer.

EDITED To Add: Speaking of Refurbs Running Rampant, @marni1971, any word on what the heck is going on at Phantom Manor? That 10 month refurb is now in its second year, and it looks like the end may still be months away??
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But the heart wants, what the heart wants. Guess I will just watch Martin's SSE videos on repeat during that time and stalk the external picture thread here that I am sure will be started if they replace any panels.
that's the thing. i'll miss it (though admittedly, i'm in that 'i don't want to travel because my kids are too little' phase of life, so i wouldn't be down there during this time anyway), but definitely want it done right. when i DO bring my kids for the first time, i want them to have that same sense of wonder i had when i first saw it. here's hoping!


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There will be a lot of changes to queues, preshow and postshows. Including new build.
SSE with a Preshow 🤯🤯🤯

I would never have pegged Spaceship Earth for something that needed so much structural change - it's always felt pretty immaculate on that front, with the content being what could use updates here and there. I really hope they know what they're doing. It sounds potentially VERY exciting.
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