Rumor StatusBlue Sky
Ever since the 2007 refurbishment, there has been speculation that the descent on Spaceship Earth would be enhanced. Temporary looking curtains have lined the ride track and dimly lit triangles have lined the ceiling.
At this point in time, any details or time frame on the descent changes is unknown but it remains a possibility based on previous discussions.
A refurbishment is scheduled from August 22-27, 2013, and it is expected that the track will be replaced on the descent. Additionally, it is expected that the Printing Press scene will be repaired.
August 19, 2013: spacemountain89 on WDWMagic.com is reporting that during the upcoming Spaceship Earth refurbishment there will be track work done on the Spaceship Earth descent in addition to fixing the printing press scene. The refurbishment is scheduled for August 22-27, 2013.
June 13, 2013: Additional reports on WDWMagic.com speculate that the upcoming refurbishment will be for track replacement at the load and unload areas. It is unknown if NextGen components will also be installed at this time.
June 11, 2013: Reports on WDWMagic.com state that Spaceship Earth will undergo a refurbishment from August 18-24. The nature of the work is unknown, but it is expected that some NextGen components will be included.
November 6, 2012: WDWNT reported on Twitter that a new starfield curtain has appeared on the side of the attraction.