Siemens AG, the global electronics and engineering company based in Munich, Germany, will be the new sponsor of Epcot’s Spaceship Earth. Spaceship Earth hasn’t had a sponsor since AT&T decided not to renew when its longtime agreement expired in 2003.
Disney signed a 12-year agreement with Siemens that also includes putting its brand on the IllumiNations fireworks show as well as developing new exhibits for the Innoventions technology areas. Siemens presumably will put an exhibit in the now vacant post-ride area of Spaceship Earth that once was home to an AT&T exhibit.
Sylvania lighting, a division of Siemens, will now sponsor the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights at MGM. Siemens, by the way, is a major employer in the Orlando area.