Disney has just debuted the Spaceship Earth holiday light show as part of the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. The show runs nightly through December 30, 2021, alongside the standard Beacons of Magic show. Imagineer Zach Riddley had the following to say about the show, which you can watch in our video below!
Holidays are a special time at EPCOT — a time to showcase the traditions, music, food and entertainment shared around the world. To help celebrate the launch of International Festival of the Holidays today, Imagineers developed a new lighting composition for Spaceship Earth. Adding to Beacons of Magic, guests will see some new sparkle and a nod to EPCOT holidays past.
Our team was inspired by the concept of light ushering in holiday celebrations around the world, and our Imagineering team created new programming reflective of starlight in clear winter skies and the beautiful green and blue glow of the Aurora Borealis northern lights.
Spaceship Earth – as both the park icon and a symbol of the rich legacy is this park’s past, present and future – holds a special power. It has memory. It was here from the start of EPCOT and is a symbol of connection shared by us all across time. We are excited to use this new lighting system to harken back to concepts and stories from the park’s past. And for the first time we are bringing that concept to life – by referencing visual elements from the Lights of Winter holiday display that graced the World Showcase bridge from 1994 until 2008. Fans of EPCOT’s history may even be able to pick out these visual elements! The EPCOT legacy is alive in the new experiences coming to this park — we proudly pass along our passion for future generations to enjoy.
We hope you can catch this limited time program, running alongside our 50th Anniversary Beacon of Magic through December 30, 2021.
Watch the full show in our video below! You may have to disable adblockers to see the video, or you can watch it on YouTube.
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