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Spaceship Earth – Ancient Greece (“The Theater is Born”)

’82-’97 Version We move slightly West and on to the 5th – 4th Century BC to find ourselves in Ancient Greece amidst a performance of “Oedipus Rex” written by Sophocles circa 428 B.C.    There are two gentlemen in the forefront … Continue reading

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Spaceship Earth – The Phoenicians

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From Egypt we move North to the Mediterranean Sea where over the next 1,000 years the Phoenicians were the prime sea merchants of the region.  These Semitic sea-traders were not strictly defined to a specific region and were ruled by … Continue reading

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Spaceship Earth – Ancient Egypt

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The scene after the Cave People has us transition from cave drawings to hieroglyphics as we move into an Egyptian temple (representing the New Kingdom approximately 1567 – 1085 B.C.) on the right.  On the left is a man sitting in … Continue reading

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Spaceship Earth – Cave People

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The Spaceship Earth time machine blasts ahead 15,000 years to an era of cave-dwelling people.  We enter a dimly lit cavern with men, women, and children in the flickering light of the fire.  Here is where we first see the … Continue reading

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Last Annual Pass Extravaganza – Day 4

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Day 4 – Jawa Issues I can’t tell if I was overwhelmed later in the day from all the fun I had the night before at Trader Sam’s, or was depressed to have to leave the Polynesian, or if meeting Kylo … Continue reading

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Spaceship Earth – Navigating a Hostile World

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The Earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old.   The first human ancestors appeared between five million and seven million years ago and Neanderthals emerged  250,000 years ago (1).  The Upper Palaeolithic (Late Stone Age) dates between about 40,000 to 10,000 years ago … Continue reading

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Last Annual Pass Extravaganza – Day 3

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We checked out of Bay Lake and brought our bags to the Polynesian where we stayed for one night.   We had breakfast at Kona then took the Monorail to EPCOT.  It was two days before the start of Flower … Continue reading

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Last Annual Pass Extravaganza – Day 2

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Day 2 – Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios The view of the sunrise from our room at Bay Lake was amazing!  It was 44 degrees so there was also some mist over the water. Since we were at Bay Lake we … Continue reading

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Introduction to Spaceship Earth

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  This is the start of a series on Spaceship Earth.   I will showcase the differences between each of the versions of the story and highlight the importance of the details we see on this beloved attraction!   Spaceship … Continue reading

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