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Rumor Has It Spaceship Earth May Reopen – Holding Off Refurbishment

Rumors are swirling, and we’re super curious to find out what Disney will confirm in the coming weeks! Walt Disney World shared prior to the pandemic’s closure of the parks, that they would be closing Spaceship Earth on May 26 to begin a detailed refurbishment. Even though we didn’t have a chance to ride Spaceship Earth one last time, we said our goodbyes virtuallyNOW… rumors are on the move that Spaceship Earth may in fact open when EPCOT reopens to the public.


WDW Magic forum comment shared: “According to the Local 362 Union, the union responsible representing Attractions, answered a question in a Zoom meeting regarding SSE’s rehab HAS been pushed back and WILL reopen with the rest of the park.”

Local 362 Union represents around 6,000 Cast Members at Walt Disney World who work in Attractions, Custodial, and Vacation Planning. Local 362 is an Affiliate of the Service Trades Council Union representing over 30,000 Cast Members at Disney.

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Until Walt Disney World breaks the news, we aren’t holding our breath. Currently, Disney still has Spaceship Earth under refurbishment on their website and on the My Disney Experience App.

Refurb Image from Disney

Will we get that one last ride after all? We shall see! Until then, you can check out the refurbishment plans for this iconic attraction here.

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.