Terrific Tuesdays: Spaceship Earth

I’ve heard many people ask, “Is there anything at Epcot for my kids to do?” I personally think there is something for everyone at every park. For the child who is interested in history, Spaceship Earth at Epcot should not disappoint. This attraction is the iconic symbol for Epcot. This 15 minutes dark ride goes through the advancement in communication over time.

It starts off with prehistoric man recording his thoughts on cave walls. You move on to the Egyptians and the invention of papyrus. Then it’s explained that the Phoenicians came up with the alphabet. As you move thru this attraction you see the creation of the printing press. The attractions continues on showing the progression of communications to the modern age.

When you are on your journey back to Earth, you have the opportunity to design your future. There is a touch screen with a series of questions to create what your future may look like.

This iconic structure is pretty neat that your little scientist may enjoy. It is an 18 story geodesic sphere. By definition a geodesic sphere is a structure based on a network of great circles on the surface of a sphere. These great circles (geodesics) intersect to form triangular elements. The triangles help distribute the stress across the structure.

The panels covering the dome are designed for when it rains, no water runs off the sides to the ground. The water is collected into a gutter system underneath the panels. Then it is channeled into the World Showcase Lagoon.

Next time you decide if visiting Epcot is for your kids, it might be easier to decide if you have a child who enjoys history or science. At least for this attraction and structure if nothing else.

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Denise has loved Disney as far back as she can remember. She has two teenage girls who were raised with Disney. Their rooms were decorated, and their closets were filled with Disney articles. Denise’s house now has Disney on every wall. Her wardrobe is made up mostly of Disney clothes. She feels that being surrounded by Disney keeps the memories and magic alive! Her friends affectionately call her “the crazy Disney lady”. Denise was born and raised in Oregon. Currently she lives in both Oregon and Florida splitting her time between both parts of the country. She lives with her youngest daughter (15) and her roommate. Her daughter goes to high school In Oregon. Denise and her roommate sneak away to Florida several times a year, as often as possible. Her daughter tags along when she can, without missing too much school. Her oldest daughter (20) doesn’t make it to Florida much anymore, but hopes to again very soon. Denise’s first trip to Walt Disney World was for her birthday in 2009. She fell more in love with the magic of Disney that day! Ever since then, Denise and her kids have been annual passholders. Last spring she upgraded to a premier pass to include Disneyland. Over spring break her youngest daughter had the pleasure of her first visit to Disneyland. With Denise helping them plan, her brother and his family enjoyed their first family trip to Disneyland at that same time. Denise is looking forward to helping you with money saving tips as well as sharing the excitement and magic of Disney!

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