PHOTOS: Closer Look at “Points of Light” on Spaceship Earth at EPCOT

Disney has been carefully installing “points of light” across the face of Spaceship Earth for the past several weeks. These fixtures will create colorful lines of light between the Alucobond panels of EPCOT’s icon, turning it into a “beacon of magic.”


The lights wrap around the top half of Spaceship Earth, sitting at the corners of the triangular panels.


Walt Disney Imagineering shared a closer look at one of these fixtures back in March.


The “points” are circular with a light on top and holes in the side to project light sideways.


They are slightly raised off the dynamic surface of Spaceship Earth, though blend in well at a distance.


Below is concept art of the lighting package, which will debut as part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” honoring Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary.

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)

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  1. I’m really looking forward to this. As much as I love the classic Spaceship Earth lighting, this new lighting seems like a such an obvious way to illuminate Spaceship Earth that I’m surprised it’s taken this long for them to try it. It seems like it’ll look very cool.

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