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Rumor Spaceship Earth Refurb - 2 Year Closure

britain

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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.
Adding this Westcot image for brain fodder...

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If you were going to build (not just refurb, but build) Spaceship Earth today, what would you do differently?

Gotta put in my headphones and work while @marni1971 's SSE video series plays in the corner of my screen...

 
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Wngo905

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WAIT........ takes a look back at this thread over today....... Martin gives cryptic clues.....
If you like the Phoenicians get a ride in this year.

There’s a lot of work going to be done.
It’s a big job though.
This is a large project. Far far bigger than the 1993 changes let alone 2007.
The upcoming work could see a lot of track and vehicle work.
WHAT? They're doing away with the alphabet????
Yes. We’ll be a numerical based race.

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

Just so we are clear..... This WILL Still remain SSE and not a new ride (something like Time Racers) RIGHT?!?!?!?!
 

Bender123

Well-Known Member
WAIT........ takes a look back at this thread over today....... Martin gives cryptic clues.....









Just so we are clear..... This WILL Still remain SSE and not a new ride (something like Time Racers) RIGHT?!?!?!?!

Much further back we had a pretty good overview of what the changes would be...assuming the goals are still pretty much the same as they were in October.

Very likely: Updated technology, new scenes and some scene replacement scenes on the way up, but the overall feel would be fairly unchanged. New ending for the way back down.

Unconfirmed, but looking likely: New load and unload areas, upgrade/overhaul/replacement of the Omni system.

Possible: Phoenicians now all look like Capt Jack Sparrow and speak in binary code.

Unlikely but possible: All AAs now face the walls and look away from guests after the successful "Newspaper boy" testing
 

aladdin2007

Well-Known Member
WAIT........ takes a look back at this thread over today....... Martin gives cryptic clues.....









Just so we are clear..... This WILL Still remain SSE and not a new ride
(something like Time Racers) RIGHT?!?!?!?!
Im wondering the same at this point,,but I dont think anything like time racers however the long closure still makes me wonder....as well as did this get a new sponsorship deal by any chance? ...probably can't comment but will be interesting to watch all this unfold over next few years.
 

GlacierGlacier

Well-Known Member
Outside of track and overall systems upgrades, something I'd like to see for the ride system is asynchronous loading for ADA/Wheelchair guests.

The slowdown that occurs with any Omnimover attraction detracts from the guest experience.

I don't know of any tech like this for classic omnimovers.

Simulated Omnimovers (where the ride vehicles are not directly connected but still operate in a chain) like Forbidden Journey accomplish this well, with separate load/unload without a conveyer for ADA guests.

With Martin's post about WDI looking into the ride system for this attraction, a simulated Omnimover like that would be useful, and quite interesting.

Not sure how it'd work with the steep slopes of SSE. But I'm not a mechanical engineer 😂
 

MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
Premium Member
So...
Extensive refurb, possibly including
  • Replacement of tracks and cars
  • Taking over or removing project tomorrow to provide a pre-show and a new post-show
  • New narration
  • New dioramas, especially for the Super-network, I mean, Internet
When?
  • By the end of 2019
  • Taking two to three years
The most important thing is to replace the first scene which is... SCREENZ!!
 
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