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    Seems like there will be some major changes. I like the idea about how your ride vechile will be interactive and allow you to pick your own version of the future.
    http://www.mouseextra.com/2007/11/08...earth/#respond

    Where have you gone Horizons?

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    Here's the scoop from disneyworld.com

    A Time Traveler Comes Full Circle
    Spaceship Earth is re-imagined by one of its original Imagineers

    Bob Zalk was a wide-eyed, newly hired audio engineer when he took on one of his first projects with Walt Disney Imagineering: working on the mighty EpcotSpaceship Earth, now presented by Siemens. 25 years later, as Senior Show Producer, he found himself leading the team to take this all-time great attraction, and make it even greater for the 21st century and beyond. And you'll be able to experience the newly enhanced attraction this winter.

    Bob and his team enhanced all of the scenes on this time-travel attraction with new lighting effects, costumes and set decoration, but even more than that, they also created an entirely new story "overlay" to blend the classic scenes with new ones and to add a special interactive aspect to its finale.

    A new story for the enhancement
    "We're telling a different story this time," he explained. "Our new story is essentially about how all the innovations of one generation influence and inspire another. There's definitely a relationship between the caveman in the early scenes, who is writing on walls, to our era in which we write on computers. It's a series of building blocks that add upon each other as we travel up through Spaceship Earth."

    Once you reach the top of the 165-foot diameter Spaceship Earth geodesic dome, the new, interactive touch screens on your "time machine" vehicle will invite you to create your own visions of the future and see yourself in that future.

    On top of all that, a new narration will be accompanied by an exciting new musical score composed and conducted by , who has created music for many other major Disney attractions and films. "It's a challenge to create music for an attraction like this because you have to know how to blend the music seamlessly from scene to scene," Bob explained. "You want to treat an attraction with the kind of majesty it deserves and Bruce rises to the occasion."

    "Project Tomorrow: Inventing the World of Tomorrow"
    After you leave your time machine, you can explore a new interactive area with lots of fun and fascinating exhibits. "There's Body Builder, in which you wear 3-D glasses to assemble a digital human body (who talks back to you!), and simulates Siemens' remote surgery technology," Bob explained. "Then we have Super Driver, a driving simulation video game that showcases Siemens' auto accident avoidance systems.

    "InnervisionPower City is a game what shows how to manage power in a growing city, from routing power to neighborhoods where it's needed to replacing fossil fuels with wind and solar power."

    All time favorites will live on through time
    But the essence of Spaceship Earth will remain a constant. "Everything that everyone loved about the attractionwill still be there, but it will be a new experience in a good many ways," Bob explained. "I think we're all mindful of the tradition that these kinds of attractions hold. So when we approach it as a team, we do it very carefully. You want to keep the ingredients that made it special."
    And it's personally very special to Bob Zalk. "Coming in as a young Imagineer 25 years ago and getting to work on something like Spaceship Earth-I was just in awe, not only of the attraction, but also of the people I was privileged to work with and their years with the company. I learned a lot from them. Now at this point, we have young people on our team and we're now mentoring these Imagineers. I'm getting an interesting flashback feeling. How often do you get a chance to work on something like this two times around?"
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    Interesting! As much as I love Mission: Space, I also loved Horizons and hope the new SSE has some of the magic that Horizons had for me.

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      I am so very excited about the new SSE! So much so that everyone here at OrlandoFunTickets is just chomping at the bit!

      One of our cool guys went to EPCOT and snapped some really beautiful shots the other day!


      So Beautiful without the wand!









      Journey into your Imagination at night with the Monorail zoooooming by!



      Whatever you do don't dance!

      But really I am sooo excited about this update!
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        Hi Eric! Nice pics!

        Just so everyone knows, Eric (from Orlando Fun Tickets) really does love Disney! I visited the offices the other day, and they are big Disney fans over there. I have tons of pics from this year of SSE, some I really like. I still can't believe they left the wand up for so long, it is an amazing structure without it!















        Last edited by nbodyhome; 11-09-2007, 08:08 AM.
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          Wow Denise you really have an eye! That reflection picture! WOW.
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            Originally posted by OFTEric View Post
            Wow Denise you really have an eye! That reflection picture! WOW.
            Oh - thanks! I have mentioned before that I'd put down my camera (for the most part) after 1999, and just took photography back up this year. So I'm getting back into the swing of things, anyway!

            I like the reflection photo, I'd been trying for a while to get one. It's really hard, it depends on how strong the reflection is, and how the sun is shining, and who is walking by.

            For reflection, I like this one:



            Even though I really don't like the Leave a Legacy stones. I just like to take photos differently than most people do. I'm not great, but I'm enjoying using my camera again!
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            Originally posted by TDLFAN
            I think it will give more pipping pervs the reason needed to go parasailing
            on Bay Lake.

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              This has also been added to the MiceChat news section and WDW News Today

              http://www.micechat.com/forums/showt...ate-82796.html

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                i love those pictures and you both have an eye for photography. you also must have alot of patience to get the pictures just right. that is something i definitely don't have but my kids seem to have the talent for.

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                  Originally posted by Cmash95 View Post
                  i love those pictures and you both have an eye for photography. you also must have alot of patience to get the pictures just right. that is something i definitely don't have but my kids seem to have the talent for.
                  That is very nice of you to say, thanks!! The photos will get better as I continue to take more. I lean too much sometimes, and I'm not sure why. Maybe I'm just personally lopsided.


                  I will wait a while for a photo, sometimes 5 - 10 minutes. I don't mind doing that, if I know what I want to get.
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                  Originally posted by TDLFAN
                  I think it will give more pipping pervs the reason needed to go parasailing
                  on Bay Lake.

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                    Ooh, those are really nice pictures!

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                      Originally posted by nbodyhome View Post
                      That is very nice of you to say, thanks!! The photos will get better as I continue to take more. I lean too much sometimes, and I'm not sure why. Maybe I'm just personally lopsided.


                      I will wait a while for a photo, sometimes 5 - 10 minutes. I don't mind doing that, if I know what I want to get.
                      Great picture.

                      Now let us know that Space ship earth is open?




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                        Originally posted by akfandisney View Post
                        Great picture.

                        Now let us know that Space ship earth is open?
                        Unfortunately, it isn't looking like it will open until February.
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                        Favorite TDL Typo:

                        Originally posted by TDLFAN
                        I think it will give more pipping pervs the reason needed to go parasailing
                        on Bay Lake.

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                        • #13
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                          Hopefully we'll get to get out there and ride the new SSE before our AP's expire.

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                            Originally posted by nbodyhome View Post
                            Unfortunately, it isn't looking like it will open until February.
                            My May trip seems to be secure
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