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Here is a little known benefit for those who purchase tickets at Walt Disney World’s Shades of Green.
Siemens graciously allows Shades customers and their guests access to their lounge.
The VIP center is located inside Spaceship Earth.
An access card is required for entry!!!
Sadly, Siemens has stopped this offer!
Once more military families found out about this little promoted benefit via this post and started using it, Siemens ended the offer.
It seems they just wanted to say they were doing something for the military versus actually doing it.
Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years.
Siemens invites you and your guest(s) to our VIP Center located behind Spaceship Earth in Epcot. Please stop by before you ride the Spaceship Earth attraction.”
You can obtain an access card when you buy tickets at the Shades of Green’s Ticket Office. Just ask for the Siemens Access Card during your purchase.
The entrance to the lounge is on the right side of Spaceship Earth as you enter the park, across from the art of Disney.
As you enter immediately look for the door marked Siemens! Just open the door and you’ll be in the entryway with an ATM like panel to input your code from the back of your pass.
After you put your code in the inner door will unlock and you may enter.
You’ll head up a short flight of stairs and be greeted by the Siemens employee working the VIP Center. They’ll advise you what is available at the center and also about the special bonus of “back door” entry to the Spaceship Earth attraction.
After you sign in and indicate how many guests you have, you can sit, relax, and enjoy the air-conditioning while having a cold or hot beverage.
A device charging station is available for you use.
There are several high-tech displays, which show you all of the various endeavors that Siemens is involved with worldwide. A pair of bathrooms are also available
When you are ready to leave, don’t forget about the special back door access to Spaceship Earth!
Just let the person working the welcome desk that you are ready and they will escort you down a different stairway right into the unloading area for Spaceship Earth. You’ll board there as people exit the cars. You’ll then ride through the loading area and on to the ride.
Operating hours are 9 am to 4 pm M-F, 9 am to 1 pm Sat excluding National Holidays. Epcot admission is required.
Over to you. Do you think it sucks that Siemens cancelled this offer once people found out about it and started using it?
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