PHOTOS: Even More “Points of Light” Installed on Spaceship Earth at EPCOT

New “points of light” fixtures are being installed across the face of Spaceship Earth at EPCOT, preparing to turn the icon into a “beacon of magic” for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary. Since yesterday, several more “points of light” have appeared between Spaceship Earth’s Alucobond panels.


Right now, the lights are mostly being installed near the top of Spaceship Earth.


Though difficult to see, we count approximately 46 lights, up from the 28 we could see yesterday.

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Once they are all installed and turned on, the lights will cast a colorful grid across Spaceship Earth, as depicted in the concept art below.

In this artist rendering, Spaceship Earth becomes a Beacon of Magic in EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. As part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” honoring Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary beginning Oct. 1, 2021, Spaceship Earth and other icons at each Walt Disney World theme park will come to life at night with their own EARidescent glow. (Disney)

The Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will also receive new nighttime looks. Keep checking WDWNT as more is revealed ahead of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.”

  1. I’m relieved to see that they aren’t nearly as visible as I was afraid they were going to be. I’m really excited to see how the new lighting turns out. It’s surprising to me that it took this long for them to decide to light up the gaps between the panels, because it seems like a very cool idea.

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