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Credited cast:
2nd Edition Narrator - 1986-1994 (voice)
4th Narrator - 2008- (voice)
Lawrence Dobkin ...
Narrator (as Larry Dobkin)
3rd Edition Narrator - 1994-2007 (voice)
Vic Perrin ...
1st Edition Narrator - 1982-1986 (voice)


A dark ride in EPCOT that takes you through the amazing story of human communication. From the prehistoric times and the development of language to present day and future technology this ride accompanied by a wonderful score by Edo Guidotti that will truly make you feel at the happiest place on Earth... Written by Victor Meyer

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Ride the Time Machine from the dawn of civilization to the beginning of our tomorrow.







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1 October 1982 (USA)  »

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The wand and the EPCOT sign have been removed for EPCOT's 25th anniversary and Spaceship Earth's reopening. See more »


Woman Narrator: Your vehicle doors will open automatically. Please gather your belongings and watch your step on the moving platform.
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Featured in Walt Disney World Explorer (1996) See more »

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An unforgettable journey
17 May 2011 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

This unconventional Walt Disney World attraction fuses history and entertainment in a fun and informative, slow-moving ride. Speaking as someone who has been on the ride countless times, as well as someone who has experienced the changes in the ride over the decades, I encourage all of those who visit Walt Disney World and the EPCOT theme park in particular to take the time to enjoy this attraction.

The ride features various scenes from important points in human history, creating a stunning visual account of the history of communication. Important events like the invention of papyrus scrolls, theatre, Guttenberg's printing press, and radio are just some of the events depicted. Each scene is filled with detail from the animatronics acting out the event down to the set dressings and backdrops.

The ride is located in the iconic "golf ball" at the entrance of the park. There usually isn't a long line for the ride, but regardless if there is it usually moves pretty quickly as it is a continuously moving ride.

Again, if you are visiting WDW, be sure to make a stop at this ride. It's not a thrill ride, but I can almost guarantee you won't be disappointed.

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