When my parents took me to Walt Disney World the first time as a kid, the first ride we rode was Spaceship Earth. Ever since, it has been my absolute favorite ride in Epcot. While I have a lot of memories on this ride with family and friends, here are five reasons why you should love Spaceship Earth too!
5. Anyone can ride
This slow-moving trip through world history is great for people of any age and ability. The ride cars allow for people to transfer from wheelchairs to sit on the ride, as many Walt Disney World attractions now do.
4. You get a personalized video out of it
Make sure you pay attention at the beginning of the ride for this one. While you ascend into Spaceship Earth, a camera will snap your picture. After answering a few questions about your lifestyle on the descent, you’ll get to watch a video made for just for you and your ride buddy. PS: Don’t forget to have your video cameras out! You won’t want to miss your chance at a free, (and possibly hilarious), souvenir.
3. It’s a learning experience
Many people think Walt Disney World is just a place for fun and entertainment, but there are also a lot of learning opportunities as well. I personally learned some things about history on this ride that were never taught in any classes of mine throughout my schooling. Spaceship Earth is a great opportunity to teach your kids, or maybe even yourself, something new!
2. It’s an excellent place to take a nap
Not gonna lie, a day in Disney World can leave you exhausted – especially if you don’t take breaks. Spaceship Earth is a great place to do just that! Don’t get me wrong, I love this ride. But, it is important to take time to rest after riding it at least once for the ride itself. So, after walking around World Showcase and Future World, take a breather (or two) on Spaceship Earth.
1. It’s interactive
Besides the questions you get to answer and personalized video you watch at the end of the ride, there are many more opportunities to explore even once it’s over! Spaceship Earth’s exit leads to Project Tomorrow, where you and your family can learn about the technology of the future through games, displays, and other activities.