Pale Blue Spaceship Earth

Pale Blue Spaceship Earth

No, I'm not asking us to paint the outside of the pavilion.

As I talked about a little last time, the major issue with the current attraction is the descent.  The attraction builds to a climax at the top of the pavilion, then a massive change in gears to the JibJab-esque cutouts is so painful that it kind of ruins the message of the entire pavilion.

Now, I'll submit that there is some worry here if we were to update it to show communications technology, which changing at such a rapid pace that any update that focuses on technology is going to be out of date before the update is finished.

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Our Spaceship Earth

Our Spaceship Earth

I can hear you now. 

“Spaceship Earth really hasn’t changed much since ’82, how on Earth can you go on for 2000 words about an attraction that still exists, has been modified multiple times, and still retains all the kinds of things that you typically rant about?  It has a clear mission, it follows the original format, it’s iconic, you can’t possibly find that much wrong with it, can you?”

TL;DR – It’s about half of a great attraction as it stands right now, and some simple fixes could make it great again.

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