As Disney prepares to roll out “Beacons of Magic” at all four of their Walt Disney World theme parks as part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” kicking off October 1st, even more work is taking place on Spaceship Earth. At EPCOT, there will be two offerings wrapped up into a single infrastructure upgrade.
Beacons of Magic
As part of the 18-month celebration for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary, four “icons” within the Walt Disney World theme parks will receive additional magic in the form of projection effects to serve as Beacons of Magic. Magical moments will happen at Cinderella Castle, Tower of Terror, Tree of Life, and Spaceship Earth during the 50th Anniversary celebrations.
Points of Light
While the Beacons of Magic are a 50th Anniversary offering, there is a secondary bit of work taking place on Spaceship Earth called the Points of Light. These permanent light installations on the exterior of Spaceship Earth will allow the structure to come to life nightly beyond the 50th Anniversary celebrations. It’s the Points of Light that we’re concerned with in this article.
As you can see in the photos below, Disney is continuing to test the Points of Light after EPCOT closes for the night.
We only have a couple of photos from the testing, but the Points of Light are multi-color light fixtures that have the ability to create a dynamic scene that will really bring Spaceship Earth to life.
Walt Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley shared some photos from inside of EPCOT of testing earlier this month.
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