Rumor Has It Spaceship Earth May Reopen – Holding Off Refurbishment

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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 virtually! NOW… rumors are on the move that Spaceship Earth may in fact open when EPCOT reopens to the public.


A 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 Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.