Photos of Spaceship Earth lighting being installed have been posted on Twitter. The new lighting is for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort. Billed as “The World’s Most Magical Celebration”. Beginning October 1, 2021, the magic is calling everyone to the Walt Disney World Resort 50th anniversary celebration —and the only thing missing is you!
Spaceship Earth lighting will become a permanent fixture at Epcot. After 18 months of the 50th Anniversary, Disney has announced, the lighting will stay. Zach Riddley, Disney Imagineer originally posted about the new lighting for Spaceship Earth “Spaceship Earth is a unique structure recognized around the world. To honor this idea, our Imagineers have created custom lighting features that literally emerge from her unique architecture. These features will shine across Spaceship Earth’s silver panels and “connect” with one another, resembling shimmering stars in a nighttime sky”.
He continues “Spaceship Earth has maintained her classic multi-color lighting design for nearly 40 years – a legacy the team working on this project are keen to preserve. Her classic look will be maintained and accentuated through new colors and intensity in programmed expressions that extend into the new main entrance fountain and the entire World Celebration area that continues to take shape before our eyes.”
Check out the new photos below.