World Celebration

World Celebration features a shimmering new fountain surrounded by three towering pylons at the base of Spaceship Earth, the symbol of Epcot. Plans here include a new pavilion for live events, and the home base for Epcot’s signature festivals, providing an elevated view of the entire park and the perfect spot to watch the park’s new nighttime spectacular, “Harmonious.”

  • Spaceship Earth

    Spaceship Earth

  • Spaceship Earth

    Spaceship Earth

  • Spaceship Eerth

    Spaceship Eerth


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Spaceship Earth

Visible for miles this symbol of Epcot comprises more than 2 million cubic feet of expanse; a silver geosphere 180 feet tall and 164 feet in diameter composed of 954 glowing panels of various shapes and sizes. Inside, the attraction chronicles the story of human communications beginning with the dawn of recorded time. The slow journey to the top takes visitors through marvelous Audio-Animatronics scenes representing humankind’s quest for more efficient means of communication. Narrated by Judi Dench, you’ll see Cro-Magnon storytellers, Egyptian papyrus scroll readers, ancient Greek actors, Roman couriers, Islamic scholars, even Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel.

Following in swift succession are the new tools and technologies of the Teletype, Telephone, Radio, Moving Pictures, and Television, then giant-size versions of the first computers, the birth of the first personal computer, and a tech tunnel. The most captivating scene is found at the top of the sphere where, in the middle of a sky thick with stars, the earth sits suspended in space. The finale utilizes touch-screens that enable guests to create their own funny vision of the future. 15-minute ride.

Following in swift succession are the new tools and technologies of the teletype, telephone, radio, moving pictures, and television. Fun new scenes include giant-size versions of the first computers, a garage showcasing the birth of the first personal computer, and a tech tunnel. The most captivating scene is found at the top of the sphere where, in the middle of a sky thick with stars, the earth sits suspended in space. The finale utilizes touch-screens that enable guests to create their own funny vision of the future.

15-minute ride.

Cara’s Tip: Lines move quickly and efficiently on this continually loading ride. Because this is the first attraction visitors encounter lines can get lengthy in the morning. If the wait looks reasonable, go for it; if not, come back in the afternoon when most people are touring World Showcase. This attraction is usually up and running a half hour before official park opening time.

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