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PHOTOS: Two Animatronics Missing From Spaceship Earth at EPCOT

Two audio animatronics are currently missing from Spaceship Earth at EPCOT.

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First, one of the cavemen is missing near the beginning of the ride.

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In Rome, this animatronic looks like he’s talking to a horse as the soldier he usually talks to is gone.

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Several animatronics were also non-functional. The radio announcer had his hand perpetually raised.

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No members of the family watching the moon landing were moving.

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And this scientist also appeared stuck.

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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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