Did you know that Spaceship Earth was supposed to become a roller coaster in the 1990s? The construction of the new Time Racers (part of the infamous Project Gemini) was going to include the complete removal of the interior show scenes and Audio-Animatronics. Fortunately, it never saw the light of day...
More photos of the Planetarium:
Starting the descent:
The former ending:
More and more props remain hidden:
Here's another one:
And then, all of a sudden, our journey comes to an end:
But, before you go, take a look at the post-show (Project Tomorrow) with no Guests:
Really cool! Thanks!
This was a GREAT update. Thank you so much for all the close-up photos!
Nice behind the scenes!
Sigh, that descent always depressed me, so boring and cheap.
Great job guys!
Awesome update! So how did you get this access? Something tells me you won't answer that. :-)
Andy: I believe the "middle" (assuming you mean the center) is where the decent takes place. The ascent goes around the "outside" edge. If you Google construction photos you'll see what I mean.
Thank you so much for this update.
Love the behind the scenes photos of spaceship earth.
Can there be more behind the scenes photo updates from other attrations?
Again....thank you for this one.
Matthew from the Netherlands.
That was awesome, thanks! I just wish you'd peeked behind some curtains in the descent to see if any of the old scenes are still there. I just know they are and we want to see them! hehe
Do you think you could post a picture of the ride control panel with all the buttons on it?
Awesome photos! You mentioned hidden props in the descent section. Doy you think everything is still there? Honestly, I think the new descent is so cheap and strays from the whole animatronics and props theme! SSE is about celebrating humanity's achievements. Just hope it was all about Siemens wanting to change it and everything is still there. Once they change to new sponsor after Siemens see if they can revive that whole scene again. If it happened with Captain EO, it can happen again!