Disney announced this week that the Spaceship Earth attraction in Epcot will be closing for refurbishment. The ride, which is in what has become affectionately known as the Epcot Ball, will be closing on May 26, 2020.
This will be the attraction’s fourth refurbishment. This time will be the largest update that the ride has seen since it opened on Epcot’s opening day on October 1, 1982. The update is said to include an Egypt area and new state of the art lighting.
There is no word on how long the refurbishment is going to take, but I am pretty sure that it should be completed before Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary celebration in 2021.