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Old 10-11-2018, 10:01 AM   #1
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Seems like Spaceship Earth is finally getting a much needed update.

It looks like SE will finally be updated. Disney hasn't released anything regarding this yet, so it's still just a rumor. I enjoy this ride, but I do think it needs some work. I'm excited to see what changes Disney Imagineers are going to make to the ride. It will be a long refurb though.

Here's a link to the news.
https://wdwnt.com/2018/10/sse2yearclosure/
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I just read this and I'm excited by this. Unlike the last time there were rumours of a massive rehab, at least it looks as if Disney will be keeping the ride and just updating it. I hope it's true, as it sounds like it will breathe new life into a Disney classic!
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I think it sounds like an exciting project. I'll miss this while they refurbish it, but as long as they don't put a roller coaster in there, I'm excited.
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I'm glad they are updating. Hopefully another long time attraction, Carousel of Progress will get an update too.
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I think it sounds like an exciting project. I'll miss this while they refurbish it, but as long as they don't put a roller coaster in there, I'm excited.
Oh gosh yes, good point! We're not coaster people, so every time a park adds one, for us, they just take away something we can ride.
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I agree. It sounds like a much needed refresher of the ride. I would shudder to see it totally replace by something else, but it definitely needs to be refreshed. That is, indeed, a long down time for it though.
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This post gives me an insane amount of anxiety. SE is my DS’s absolute all time most favoritist ride. There have been times when we have ridden it 4 times in a row. His love of the attraction is mostly to do with the “creating you future” aspect. On our trip last month it wasn’t able to “find” our future and email it. It took a lot of talking and calming down to get him to exit Project Tomorrow. If you know anything about autism you know some kids are creatures of habit. Gawd help me if it’s closed for 2+ years I agree it needs an update but I know how difficult it will make my life.
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......please ....OH PLEASE ....bring back the Jeremy Irons narration. I'm tired of being asked if I remember learning my ABC's ....and having to thank the Phoenicians for it!!
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This post gives me an insane amount of anxiety. SE is my DS’s absolute all time most favoritist ride. There have been times when we have ridden it 4 times in a row. His love of the attraction is mostly to do with the “creating you future” aspect. On our trip last month it wasn’t able to “find” our future and email it. It took a lot of talking and calming down to get him to exit Project Tomorrow. If you know anything about autism you know some kids are creatures of habit. Gawd help me if it’s closed for 2+ years I agree it needs an update but I know how difficult it will make my life.
for you and your son. Hopefully, he will be able to handle the change and downtime without too many problems.
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This post gives me an insane amount of anxiety. SE is my DS’s absolute all time most favoritist ride. There have been times when we have ridden it 4 times in a row. His love of the attraction is mostly to do with the “creating you future” aspect. On our trip last month it wasn’t able to “find” our future and email it. It took a lot of talking and calming down to get him to exit Project Tomorrow. If you know anything about autism you know some kids are creatures of habit. Gawd help me if it’s closed for 2+ years I agree it needs an update but I know how difficult it will make my life.
I hear you about that - our niece has autism and she does not deal with change at all. Are you likely to be visiting during that time or could you plan your trips to avoid that period where it's closed?
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This is my first year getting AP’s and I’m a total crazy person who keeps booking trips, lol. So to answer your question, yes to the first and probably not to the second part I’ll spend lots of time discussing the closure with DS and we’lol double down riding until it closes. It’s gonna take a ton of work on my part and some restraint on his but we’ll make it through. Thankfully he’s maturing enough (he’s 15) emotionally to hopefully (fingers crossed) adjust but “over 2 years” is a looooong time
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......please ....OH PLEASE ....bring back the Jeremy Irons narration. I'm tired of being asked if I remember learning my ABC's ....and having to thank the Phoenicians for it!!
I agree! That and “...call it the first World Wide Web!”

The last few years, every time we ride SSE, we either don’t get the film at the end, or it shows it, but without our faces.
We asked a CM about it last time and the answer was that it uses facial recognition and sometimes it doesn’t get a good enough picture.
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