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Spaceship Earth (1982)

A dark ride in EPCOT that takes you through the amazing story of human communication. From the prehistoric times and the development of language to present day and future technology this ... See full summary »

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Ray Bradbury (consultant writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Walter Cronkite ... 2nd Edition Narrator - 1986-1994 (voice)
Judi Dench ... 4th Narrator - 2008- (voice)
Lawrence Dobkin ... Narrator (as Larry Dobkin)
Jeremy Irons ... 3rd Edition Narrator - 1994-2007 (voice)
Vic Perrin Vic Perrin ... 1st Edition Narrator - 1982-1986 (voice)
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A dark ride in EPCOT that takes you through the amazing story of human communication. From the prehistoric times and the development of language to present day and future technology this ride accompanied by a wonderful score by Edo Guidotti that will truly make you feel at the happiest place on Earth... Written by Victor Meyer

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Ride the Time Machine from the dawn of civilization to the beginning of our tomorrow.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1982 (USA) See more »

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The ride is housed inside the famous "golf ball" at the EPCOT theme park in the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida and uses the Omnimover system, the same one used at the Haunted Mansion in the Magic Kingdom. See more »

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Narrator: Since the dawn of recorded time, communication has revolutionized our lifes and changed our world. We now have the ability and the responsability to build new bridges of acceptance and cooperation between us. To create a better world for ourselves and our children as we continue our amazing journey aboard Spaceship Earth.
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An unforgettable journey
17 May 2011 | by moviemanMASee all my reviews

This unconventional Walt Disney World attraction fuses history and entertainment in a fun and informative, slow-moving ride. Speaking as someone who has been on the ride countless times, as well as someone who has experienced the changes in the ride over the decades, I encourage all of those who visit Walt Disney World and the EPCOT theme park in particular to take the time to enjoy this attraction.

The ride features various scenes from important points in human history, creating a stunning visual account of the history of communication. Important events like the invention of papyrus scrolls, theatre, Guttenberg's printing press, and radio are just some of the events depicted. Each scene is filled with detail from the animatronics acting out the event down to the set dressings and backdrops.

The ride is located in the iconic "golf ball" at the entrance of the park. There usually isn't a long line for the ride, but regardless if there is it usually moves pretty quickly as it is a continuously moving ride.

Again, if you are visiting WDW, be sure to make a stop at this ride. It's not a thrill ride, but I can almost guarantee you won't be disappointed.


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