Did you know that the Spaceship Earth attraction in Epcot has a secret lounge? It’s located directly above the Project Tomorrow exhibit space. In fact, I’m sure you’ve seen the windows of the lounge before and never knew that there may have been people looking down at you!
The Lounge, officially titled Base21 Siemens VIP Center, is accessed by a door inside the “Project Tomorrow: Inventing the Wonders of the Future” exhibit area located at the exit of the omnimover portion of the attraction.
The entry door is very non descript. Just a teeny tiny sign that says Siemens.
Once you make it past this door you enter a small holding area with a large screen.
At this point you have two options if you want to proceed any further.
Because we were attending a private event, we did not have to do either. Our event host told us that normally when you are finally authorized and buzzed in, the door that you open from this holding area emits a fog that covers the door entryway. I’m thinking its something similar to the fog you cross through on Pirates of the Caribbean attraction in the Magic Kingdom.
After making your way out of the holding area…
Because you are on the ground floor and the lounge is one the second level you have the option of taking the elevator or a spiral of stairs.
The lounge itself has no windows (read in your best Haunted Mansion voice), but the attached meeting space has sweeping views of Epcot. If there are no events being held in that space guests are welcome to enjoy the panoramic views of Future World.
Complementary beverages are offered to lounge visitors. Visitors consist mainly of Siemens employees and customers. The Director of Operations for the lounge told us that “Give Kids the World” families also have access to the lounge when they need a respite from the hubub of the park.
My favorite feature of the lounge was this touch screen. Where you could change the color of the LED lights inside the tile flooring that leads to the larger meeting space.
This amazing LED lighting is one of the key features of the Siemens Lounge. In fact, the entire color scheme of the lounge and meeting space can be changed remotely. Look for the little antennas on the table lamps in the pictures to follow of the large meeting space. So techy!
Besides color lighting control, the touch screen also has apps that display park info and wait times. I especially liked the facial recognition game!
What tour would be complete without a trip to the ladies room?
And now, a look inside the large meeting space!
and now for the views!!!!
Here’s looking down at the Art of Disney storefront…
If you look beyond Pin Central and the Fountain of Nations you can see the American Pavilion in the distance!
(click to enlarge panoramas)
The Siemens Lounge is open from 9 AM – 4 PM Monday through Friday and on Saturday from 9 AM – 1 PM. While the lounge and meeting room are not available to the public, they are available to Siemens employees and customers. The space is visually stunning! Even more so than the HP Lounge inside Mission Space. Such a treat for this Disney Nerd Girl to be able to take a look inside. I hope you enjoyed the photo tour!