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Rumor Spaceship Earth Refurb - 2 Year Closure

Sky

Active Member
Knock on every piece of wood in a lumber store - but of all the attractions in WDW I think SE may be slightly protected, since it’s a park icon. They don’t assign IP other than Mickey to other major icons - in a way it diminishes the power of the icon if it’s assigned to something. (I’m not counting Cindy).
 

PJBuckeye

Well-Known Member
Knock on every piece of wood in a lumber store - but of all the attractions in WDW I think SE may be slightly protected, since it’s a park icon. They don’t assign IP other than Mickey to other major icons - in a way it diminishes the power of the icon if it’s assigned to something. (I’m not counting Cindy).

Don't mean to knock over your wood, but SE is the only icon that doesn't have IP within it.
 

Omnimovin

New Member
After giving this a little more thought, as exciting as the prospect of a full refurb is... two years or more??? C'mon.

The entirety of EPCOT Center took only three years to build from start to finish. Spaceship Earth, in its original construction, took only slightly more than two years (26 months) to build. And they are taking somewhere between 2-3 years to refurb it?

I know Disney has slowed construction projects to an absolutely glacial pace in the last decade or so, but that's absolutely ridiculous.
Lots of red tape now-a-days, projects take 3-4 times longer than they used to. Just ask Bob Gurr, he has stated that back in the day they were just told to do it, and it got done.
 

SteamboatJoe

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
Lots of red tape now-a-days, projects take 3-4 times longer than they used to. Just ask Bob Gurr, he has stated that back in the day they were just told to do it, and it got done.
It's all about next quarter now. That's not just a Disney phenomenon.
 

RSoxNo1

Well-Known Member
Am I missing something? I see a handful of people on Twitter talking about a new SSE narrator but I can't find the original source of this popping again...
 

Bender123

Well-Known Member
It was still Judy on Saturday.
I couldn't imagine why a rumor like that would be going around, as any change would be a quick patch before the update...Why waste the time on a change in narrator for, at most, four or five months? Sometimes I get the feeling people don't really think logically...
 

larryz

Can't 'Member Anything
Premium Member
Knock on every piece of wood in a lumber store - but of all the attractions in WDW I think SE may be slightly protected, since it’s a park icon. They don’t assign IP other than Mickey to other major icons - in a way it diminishes the power of the icon if it’s assigned to something. (I’m not counting Cindy).
It's only the outward appearance that's the park icon. They could gut the interior and replace it with "A Journey Through Wakanda" and nobody would care, because it's still "the ride inside the big golf ball."
 

Unplugged

Well-Known Member
Well, there is always the under/never used Gravity Falls. At this stage it would make sense to put all kinds of weird hokey props in SSE and just have Gruncle Stan narrate it. Personally, I think the Six Pack-A-Lope and Questiony the Question Mark would add some interesting spins to the ride.
 
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