2. Spaceship Earth (Epcot)
Dates: May 26, 2020 - TBA
Disney has announced that Spaceship Earth will close on May 26 2020 to begin its transformation into Spaceship Earth: Our Shared Story. Disney has not shared a timetable for the opening of this new version of this attraction, but reports suggest that we are looking at an 18-24 month closure, which would shutter this iconic attraction until late 2021 at the least.
During this refurbishment, Spaceship Earth will adjusting its theme away from the history of communication and "towards storytelling", by introducing a new narrator in the form of a story "Light", that will guide guests through this enhanced attraction, that will include both familiar scenes with plussed up effects , and new scenes as well. According to Disney, this new theme will show how light plays a central role in our shared human journey, coming to life in dynamic ways. The concept art above shows the new look of the Egypt scene, transformed with the new "Light" theme.
In addition to the new light theme, guests who experience this new version of Spaceship Earth will hear new narration and experience what Disney is calling a celebration of the magic that’s possible "when we all come together."
3. Walt Disney World Railroad (Magic Kingdom)
Dates: December 3, 2018 - TBA
The Walt Disney World Railroad has been closed for over a full year now, and while Disney has not released any updates on the refurbishment of this attraction, recent rumors seem to indicate that we could see a reopening before the end of the year, as construction on the TRON Roller Coaster in Tomorrowland continues to press on.
And though we don't have a concrete reopening date just yet, we recently saw new track being laid around Tomorrowland in recent weeks, which suggests that work may be completed on this lengthy refurbishment project soon.