I found this on another thread.
Originally Posted by kgiles
April 27, 2007 at 2:31 pm · Filed under The View from Dave's Chair
TouringPlans.com is reporting this morning on the dates Spaceship Earth will be closing for what plans to be a massive refurbishment. According to the website, it will be closed from at least July 9 through October 31, maybe even longer.
The end date is still fuzzy and unconfirmed. The park’s calendar for November has not been released yet. The ride may be closed for a substantial portion of November as well.I would suspect Spaceship Earth will remain closed right up until the Thanksgiving Week, a very busy time at Walt Disney World. Considering it will be closed for the massively busy July, it only makes sense that if they can avoid a closure of a crowd eating attraction for another busy season they would.
Earlier reports seemed to suggest this popular attraction may go through a scattered schedule of frequent closures, rather than one long closure. But this is a long one for sure, and it includes the crowded July as well as the popular Food and Wine Festival. TouringPlans.com is also reporting much shorter additional closures of only a couple of days in May and June.