by Recent News on June 15, 2006
With the recent activity in the post-show area (reported below) is seems likely that all of Spaceship Earth at Epcot will begin to see updates and refurbishments to reflect the new sponsorship from Siemens. One of the first noticeable updates within the ride itself is the updating on many of the lighting systems within the attraction.
The update work seems to focus primarily on the “practical” lighting within the show scenes. This refers to things like flickering candles, lamps, and such. Noticeable changes can be seen in the torches in the Caveman and Egyptian scenes, the candles in the Renaissance portion, as well as the fiber optics in the futuristic portions. The crystal city sparkles like never before.
It is expected that Spaceship Earth will recieve a healthy dose of further TLC in the days leading up to Epcot’s 25th anniversary.