Credit: Tricia Kennedy

Spaceship Earth Comes to Life

There are lots of new additions coming to EPCOT for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World. With the new firework show Harmonious and the new attraction, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure the new Spaceship Earth Beacon of Magic lights can sometimes be put on the back burner. Zach Riddley shared a photo that shows it should not be forgotten. Here’s what he said on Instagram:

Credit: Zack Riddley

“We are only a few weeks away from our stunning reveal of our new Spaceship Earth lighting as part of the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration. As I shared recently, our Imagineers are working behind the scenes to finalize the programming of this experience.


The artistry is inspired by the voice of Spaceship Earth:


“Like a grand and miraculous spaceship, our planet has sailed through the universe of time …


… While no one knows for sure what we’ll see or do, I do know it will be quite an adventure—an adventure that we’ll take and make together. See you in the future!”


This first-look image actually gives you a glimpse into the near future when the night will come alive in an entirely new way with this Beacon of Magic. Inspired by past and future, the classic Spaceship Earth color gradients will be rendered richer by our new lighting fixtures, evoking twinkling starlight in an evening sky.


This is visual poetry and will forever change the way we experience EPCOT.


I can’t wait for everyone to see when this experience officially launches on October 1st!


See you in the (near) future!!”

Credit: Tricia Kennedy

During a recent visit to EPCOT I took some photos during the day of Spaceship Earth, where you can see the lights installed. It will look very different at night, but it is still cool to see the progress during the day.   

Credit: Zach Riddley

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About Tricia Kennedy

Tricia Kennedy lives in Orlando and loves having Walt Disney World pretty much in her backyard. She can be found at Disney several times a week. She will often stop by a park for an hour or two, but she also enjoys spending a whole day there with her friends. A lifelong Star Wars fan, Tricia especially enjoys Star Wars Weekends and has ridden Star Tours over 200 times. Tricia's other favorite thing is Disney's BoardWalk, where she can often be found taking a walk or watching the nightly street performers.