Permiits filed for Spaceship Earth lighting show

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‘The World’s Most Magical Celebration’ will be beginning on Oct. 1st, 2021 to celebrate Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th Anniversary, This 18-month event will feature new experiences at the resort’s four theme parks and beyond! Part of the celebration will involve a special enhancement of Spaceship Earth for nighttime.

According to Disney Imagineers, an enhanced lighting package will be installed for the exterior of Spaceship Earth. It includes custom programming that connects this icon of EPCOT to its surroundings. The new look encapsulates the park’s transformation, and brings unique evening moments to EPCOT guests.

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According to the Orange County Comptroller, the permits are for the “install of lighting equipment and low voltage terminations.” The new lighting package, with a rainbow of color shining on the geodesic sphere of Spaceship Earth. The fountain will also have a new lighting package, with a beam of light shining from the middle of the lucite pylons.

The new lighting will continue beyond “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” as a permanent feature of the park. So, guests will be able to enjoy the new appearance long after the 50th anniversary celebration is over!

Related: Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration to last for 18 months!

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Over the course of 18th months Disney will feature new experiences at the resort’s four theme parks and beyond, where shimmering EARidescent décor will appear as if by magic. Shining at the center of it all will be Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park, which will add to its royal makeover from 2020 with new gold bunting, sparkling golden embellishments, and other new enhancements, including a 50th-anniversary crest warmly welcoming guests to the join the festivities.  

Do you have any upcoming plans to visit Walt Disney World? More details about “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” will be announced in the future.  So stay tuned to Chip and Co for more details.

Credit: Orange County Comptroller

Kevin Koszola