It’s official. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Siemens will no longer be a sponsor of popular Walt Disney World and Disneyland attractions as of October 2017.
The company Siemens was a great fit for Epcot for the past twelve years because of their goal focuses on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization and is one of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies.
Siemens currently sponsors both Illuminations: Reflections of Earth and Spaceship Earth. There is no word on if a new sponsor will be introduced or if there will be bigger changes to either of those attractions going forward. Of course, rumors have been making the rounds for years that a new nighttime spectacular would be coming for Epcot.
Sylvania, a Siemens company, was also a sponsor of it’s a small world in Disneyland.
Siemens’ original contract with Disney was signed back in 2005 was slated to last for 12 years.