Earth Days to come for our
beautiful Spaceship Earth as it continues to spin and circle in frigid
space with its warm and fragile cargo of animate life."
Epcot's Spaceship Earth
Spaceship Earth is the name given to the 165 ft geodesic sphere that
greets visitors at the entrance of Walt Disney World's Epcot theme
park. Housed within the sphere is a dark ride that serves to explore
the history of communications and promote Epcot's founding
principles, "[A] belief and pride in man's ability to shape a world that
offers hope to people everywhere."
A previous incarnation of the ride, narrated by actor Jeremy Irons and
revised in 2008, was explicit in its message:
Like a grand and miraculous spaceship, our planet has sailed through the universe of time, and for a brief moment, we have been among its many passengers….We now have the ability and the responsibility to build new bridges of acceptance and co-operation between us, to create a better world for ourselves and our children as we continue our amazing journey aboard Spaceship Earth.