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PHOTOS: First Look at Spaceship Earth “Points of Light” Illuminated at Night

Walt Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley has shared several photos of Spaceship Earth’s new “points of light” illuminated for nighttime testing.

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Zach said on Instagram, “Our new lighting system for Spaceship Earth is something entirely original – a first-of-its-kind programmable LED lighting system invented by our very own Imagineers to integrate seamlessly into the iconic Spaceship Earth façade. 💡🌐 I’m proud to share today a few pics from behind the scenes of the project, led by Imagineers Jason Read and Galen Lande.”

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“Installation of the system is nearly complete, and our team has been hard at work testing. Jason, Galen, and their team are leveraging a ‘pre-cueing’ system to pre-visualize and program this new system virtually – allowing us to test many different ideas before locking in on our best look. And we are finding some very cool effects – giving the surface of Spaceship Earth an entirely new feeling and visual identity visible from all corners of the park.”

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“We are exploring visual poetry that respects the lighting legacy of this grand icon while bringing rich new depth and motion to life – all inspired by colors and textures that evoke stardust and the mystery and wonder of our universe. And we’ll be able to tie this program into the surrounding Main Entrance Plaza and new fountain and pylon lighting to fully immerse Guests with an experience that is … EPCOT. We have more work to do before we’re ready to reveal this to the world as part of the Most Magical Celebration on Earth, starting Oct 1st!!‌”

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  1. Looks…cool? I don’t know – the original nighttime light scheme is so iconic. Perhaps the lights will move and sparkle. This could look neat with the entrance stuff. I wonder if it will be incorporated in harmonious?

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