Spaceship Earth Trivia

Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia

It’s another Tiggerific Trivia Tuesday hosted by Jodi at Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, Mike at My Dreams of Disney, and Heidi at Heidi’s Head.  This is one of my favorite blog hops because I get to learn about cool facts about Disney related topics.  I like to keep my Disney topics in the parks.  I took a look at The Haunted Mansion last week.  This week, I’m going to take a monorail ride over to EPCOT and look at the iconic Spaceship Earth.

photo courtesy of wdw info
photo courtesy of wdw info

Lots of the little known facts about Spaceship Earth aren’t little known any more.  However, I found something out about the post-ride area of the attraction that I didn’t know about.  I even had a parent who worked for one of the companies who could have taken advantage of this little known fact and perk.

photo courtesy of lunch.com
photo courtesy of lunch.com

There is a VIP Lounge above the post attraction area where employees of Siemens, the attraction sponsor, and the guests can go.  This small lounge is curved (it still is in Spaceship Earth – it’s hard for something for NOT to be curved) and overlooks the park.  Siemens employees have been able to enjoy this perk since Siemens took over the sponsorship of Spaceship Earth since 2005.  Before that, AT&T employees, the previous sponsor, and their guests could use the lounge.  When the attraction was unsponsored, the lounge was used for weddings.

EDIT: A reader, who is an employee at Siemens,  provided me a link to a blog post that he wrote talking about his experiences with this area

Visit to Epcot’s Base21

Thanks for joining us on today’s Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia.

7 thoughts on “Spaceship Earth Trivia”

  1. I’m told GE employees also had that privilege in the 80’s, back when we brought good things to life 🙂

    1. Did you see the link I added at the bottom of the article from a Siemens employee who wrote an article about his experience with the lounge? He forwarded me the article today.

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