Go inside the huge geodesic sphere that towers above Epcot for a look at the development of communication technologies from cave paintings through the space age. Four-seat “time machine” vehicles take you up into the huge sphere past dozens of Audio-Animatronics reenacting milestones in communication. A renovation in 2007 added new ride scenes, changes to existing scenes, an interactive touchscreen in the “time machine” vehicle, and narration by actress Dame Judi Dench. At the end of the ride, you’ll exit into a post-show exhibit, Project Tomorrow, sponsored by Siemens, where you can do things such as “build a body” in 3-D, experience a driving simulation game, and check out an illuminated globe with a collage of futuristic images. Adults should accompany and sit beside children. We suggest you visit at park opening or in the evening for shorter waits. Outdoor queue is mostly covered. Guests must transfer from wheelchair. Alex’s ToddlerTip: A Allie’s KidTip: “You’ll love all the lights. And it’s good for learning.” Allie’s TeenTip: “Really boring.”Get a full copy of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook here.
Ages: Ages 3 & up
Thrill Factor: Dark, steep incline
Track Ride Duration: 15 min.
FastPass: Yes (Tier 2)
Bonus: This attraction is open for both Morning Extra Magic Hours and Evening Extra Magic Hours.
- Must transfer from ECV
- Must transfer from wheelchair
- Seating type: bench with backs
PassPorter's Ratings for Spaceship Earth
Author Jennifer Marx's Rating:
Appeal by Age:
I love this ride. I love the fun way they go through history. It is fun doing the interactive storyline about the future and seeing our pictures in the story.
DisneyKimber gave this a rating of 10 on 06/30/2016 at 6:28:19 pm EDT
Do this one later in the day when you can walk on and don't waste a fastpass.
Horace Horsecollar gave this a rating of 8 on 06/30/2016 at 4:44:51 pm EDT
A classic, must-see attraction at Epcot. FastPass+ has changed how easy it is to get on, though.
Espeon200 gave this a rating of 9 on 06/30/2016 at 1:51:26 pm EDT
LOVE THIS RIDE!!
TomiRocket gave this a rating of 10 on 06/27/2016 at 12:21:22 pm EDT
educational without being boring the children. prior to fastpass+ there was NEVER a line, now its LONG (but does tend to move fast)
2babiesandthemouse gave this a rating of 8 on 06/24/2016 at 5:00:33 pm EDT
Just love this ride!
questkitten gave this a rating of 8 on 06/24/2016 at 3:37:33 pm EDT
Fun and educational - and the part at the end when you get to customize your "future" is cool!
CheriePenguin gave this a rating of 8 on 06/21/2016 at 4:40:16 pm EDT
Fun and educational. Don't be affraid of the Lines they move quickly. Shorter lines later in the day when guests have moved to the back of the park.
Dopey Girl gave this a rating of 9 on 06/20/2016 at 8:18:06 pm EDT
It would be awesome to randomly sprinkle in "classic" narrations. Then I would give it a 10.
MissyMouse70 gave this a rating of 9 on 06/18/2016 at 9:50:42 pm EDT
Don't miss. This is a great ride through the history of the world. My sister makes fun of me, because the end always brings a tear to my eye!
KateLovesDisney gave this a rating of 10 on 06/17/2016 at 7:04:52 pm EDT
Classic Disney ride. I never remember everything inside from one trip to the next so it's always fun to ride. The trip down is done with your buggy reversed. This can be a bit hard on your head and neck.
Missi gave this a rating of 8 on 06/17/2016 at 1:26:01 pm EDT
Another great way to sneak some education into a magical vacation.
scott disney dad gave this a rating of 9 on 06/17/2016 at 12:12:08 am EDT
ashlvsq2004 gave this a rating of 9 on 06/15/2016 at 12:04:22 pm EDT
Going inside the "ball" is just so iconic and classic.
EvaKi gave this a rating of 8 on 06/14/2016 at 1:13:30 pm EDT
You have to ride in Spaceship Earth! It's also a history lesson.
jodistrock gave this a rating of 6 on 06/13/2016 at 8:37:13 pm EDT
This is my favorite ride in Epcot. I love the theatrical and old school / classic feel of the scenes, especially the ancient ones. We always strain to see the hidden Mickeys.
MPoppins77 gave this a rating of 10 on 06/13/2016 at 8:16:48 pm EDT
Love this attraction
handette gave this a rating of 10 on 06/13/2016 at 3:31:17 pm EDT
my 4yr. old granddaughter wanted to ride it more than 2x
gram25gs gave this a rating of 9 on 06/13/2016 at 1:42:58 pm EDT
Classic Disney ride. Must do for every visit!
mom2three23 gave this a rating of 8 on 06/12/2016 at 3:01:21 pm EDT
Another one to not pass up. Unlike other attractions whose updates were sometimes a letdown, the Spaceship Earth updates are usually pleasing. The addition of interactive screens in the vehicles during the 2007 rehab is a welcome distraction. And the musical score is wonderful.
CaptainSpalding gave this a rating of 9 on 06/10/2016 at 9:32:14 pm EDT
It's not a favorite, but it's still a must ride every visit.
tlee gave this a rating of 5 on 06/10/2016 at 11:03:18 am EDT
No visit is complete without a ride on Spaceship Earth. We usually wait until the afternoon when the lines are short.
Ms Minnie gave this a rating of 9 on 06/10/2016 at 6:22:33 am EDT
IT was very OK. We went later in the day so we did not have a long line which I am glad because it seemed slow for me.
Loridove gave this a rating of 3 on 06/05/2016 at 6:41:33 pm EDT
Not thrilling but held our interest and you can send a postcard (electronic) at the end.
Big G gave this a rating of 6 on 06/05/2016 at 6:40:01 pm EDT
Need to update the end of the ride.
Urbss gave this a rating of 7 on 06/05/2016 at 6:19:56 pm EDT
Always a must-do. I suggest waiting to ride in the afternoon vs first thing in the morning when lines can be long.
Geri604 gave this a rating of 7 on 06/04/2016 at 6:46:30 pm EDT
This is on our must-do list. Only DISNEY would be able to tell us what our future will be!!!
FARMERGIRL gave this a rating of 9 on 06/03/2016 at 9:36:40 pm EDT
Clasic Must Do attraction.
AeroScott gave this a rating of 9 on 06/03/2016 at 4:08:20 pm EDT
Very informative. Totally amazing how they got all that info in there!!
comfort80 gave this a rating of 9 on 06/03/2016 at 3:09:27 pm EDT
Great ride, love the way it was engineered and put together. Interaction great fun for everyone.
cutiepie gave this a rating of 9 on 06/02/2016 at 10:41:14 am EDT
Outstanding Imagineering, great attraction!
goofyboysmama gave this a rating of 9 on 06/01/2016 at 4:11:17 pm EDT
A must do every time we're at Epcot. Classic Disney.
Pal of Pooh gave this a rating of 9 on 05/31/2016 at 12:04:24 pm EDT
Classic. The addition of the touch screen to envision your future has resulted in some hilarious video postcards for me and my friends.
Marie the Cat gave this a rating of 9 on 05/30/2016 at 7:15:16 pm EDT
Classic Epcot. A must for us.
ElizaMargo gave this a rating of 10 on 05/27/2016 at 4:36:54 pm EDT
I could ride this over and over again! Love it!
dodgersle gave this a rating of 9 on 05/27/2016 at 3:19:23 pm EDT
txtink gave this a rating of 8 on 05/27/2016 at 12:30:27 pm EDT
A must-do! Love seeing my future!
MayraLR gave this a rating of 9 on 05/27/2016 at 11:56:13 am EDT
Love this classic ride!
zettarooski gave this a rating of 9 on 05/27/2016 at 9:23:53 am EDT
A must-do for us!!!
gnevius gave this a rating of 10 on 05/27/2016 at 8:41:28 am EDT
Lots to see and do. Be aware that they say "millions of years". Nice play spot at the end.
sherrymickey gave this a rating of 9 on 05/27/2016 at 12:00:03 am EDT
I preferred it when Jeremy Irons was the narrator.
Feisty Fairy gave this a rating of 8 on 05/26/2016 at 3:51:38 pm EDT
An Audio-Animatronics Steve works on a computer prototype on Spaceship Earth | photo by home4us123
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