Two audio animatronics are currently missing from Spaceship Earth at EPCOT.
First, one of the cavemen is missing near the beginning of the ride.
In Rome, this animatronic looks like he’s talking to a horse as the soldier he usually talks to is gone.
Several animatronics were also non-functional. The radio announcer had his hand perpetually raised.
No members of the family watching the moon landing were moving.
And this scientist also appeared stuck.
A major overhaul of Spaceship Earth was announced a few years ago, and the ride was set to close last year. However, the refurbishment was indefinitely delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s been rumored that the ride would close soon for the update—which would also focus on updating the now 40-year-old ride system—but nothing has been confirmed. That said, the removal of these animatronics seems to be more of a standard refurbishment and we will hopefully see them back home soon.
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