Lighting Transformation Completely Takes Over Spaceship Earth

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Left Image Credit: Disney / Right Image Credit: bioreconstruct

Imagineers have been working hard on installing the lightning for Spaceship Earth’s permanent transformation. In case you aren’t aware, the EPCOT icon will soon have an enhanced lighting package, illuminating the park icon with a rainbow of colors.

When speaking on the project, Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley said that the “enhanced lighting package coming to the exterior of Spaceship Earth that will activate this area of the park like never before”.

Now, thanks to bioreconstruct (@bioreconstruct) on Twitter, we are seeing more of these lights being installed onto the theme park icon.

Related: EPCOT Debuts New Lighting Near Spaceship Earth

EPCOT spaceship earth at night
Credit: Disney

Previously, we reported that the lightning package was seen being installed towards the bottom of Spaceship Earth, as well as around the middle, but according to bioreconstruct, it seems as though the new exterior lightning now covers the entire icon:

Seems like new Spaceship Earth exterior lighting covers the entire sphere.

Related: Disney Releases Spaceship Earth Lighting Details

Bioreconstruct Tweeted another photo, this time a bit closer up, showing the new lighting installed all around Spaceship Earth:

Seems like new Spaceship Earth exterior lighting spans the entire sphere. Previous from ground spotlights couldn’t illuminate the top.

Related: Spaceship Earth Lighting Malfunctions Causing Wild Effect

EPCOT will officially debut the new lighting package on October 1 for EPCOT’s birthday and Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary.

More on Spaceship Earth

spaceship earth
Credit: Inside the Magic

If you have never been on Spaceship Earth, Disney World describes this attraction as:

Witness the landmark moments of amazing innovation that made today’s spectacular communications technology possible.

Travel back to the dawn of humanity, when early man painted on cave walls. Watch new ideas spread like wildfire with the invention of Gutenberg’s printing press. The wheels of time turn ever faster as we enter the modern age of media, from newspapers announcing the end of the Civil War to the televised broadcast of the moon landing—and beyond.

All of these great moments are brought vividly to life using elaborate sets and advanced Audio-Animatronics figures during this inspirational, 16-minute, Omnimover-style attraction.

Mickey and Friends EPCOT
Credit: Disney

Are you excited to see the exterior lighting package come to Spaceship Earth has a permanent transformation? Let us know in the comments below.

If you want to book a Disney vacation and see EPCOT’s new lighting package when it debuts, be sure to get in touch with your travel agent and start planning today. If you’re not yet working with a travel agent, be sure to reach out to our friends at Academy Travel, who will be with you every step of the way when planning your magical Disney vacation.

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