First look: Disney's new Spaceship Earth night-time experience at EPCOT | attractionsmanagement.com news
GET ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT
magazine
Yes! Send me the FREE digital edition of Attractions Management and the FREE weekly Attractions Management ezines and breaking news alerts!
Not right now, thanksclose this window
POST YOUR JOB ONLINE
Free ezine/digital edition sign up
Jobs   News   Features   Video    Products   Profiles   Magazine   Handbook   Advertise  
NEWS
First look: Disney's new Spaceship Earth night-time experience at EPCOT
POSTED 23 Feb 2021 . BY Tom Walker
The iconic Spaceship Earth attraction has become the symbol of EPCOT Credit: Disney/Instagram Zach Riddley
Disney has released concept designs for its plans to transform the Spaceship Earth attraction at EPCOT theme park at the Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, US.

Featuring new night-time experiences, the additions will be a permanent fixture at EPCOT and a "defining feature" of the park.

Spaceship Earth has maintained its classic multi-colour lighting design for nearly 40 years – a legacy which the team working on the project says it is "keen to preserve".

The iconic structure's traditional look will be "maintained and accentuated through new colours and intensity" through the use of programmed expressions, which will extend into the new main entrance fountain and the wider park area.

Zach Riddley, Disney Imagineer, said the new night-time experience will form a part of The World’s Most Magical Celebration – an event marking Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary.

"The dazzling, permanent new programmable lighting system will debut as part of and will continue to live on as a defining feature of EPCOT," Riddley said.

"EPCOT is a park about the best of us – what is possible when we embrace the power of imagination and humanity’s ability to make impossible things reality when we work together.

"We are all connected. That is the theme and the expression at the heart of our work across EPCOT and at the heart of this stellar new visual experience coming soon to Spaceship Earth.

"Spaceship Earth is a unique structure recognised around the world. To honour this idea, our Imagineers have created custom lighting features that literally emerge from her unique architecture.

"These features will shine across Spaceship Earth's silver panels and "connect" with one another, resembling shimmering stars in a nighttime sky," he said.
Sign up here to get the Attractions Management weekly ezine and every issue of Attractions Management magazine free on digital.
RELATED STORIES
Disney reveals first visuals of ambitious Star Wars attraction – including designs for hotel 'pods'


Disney has released the first visuals of its Star Wars-themed Galactic Starcruiser resort, which is set to open at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida next year.
Roller coaster ride continues for Disneyland Hong Kong as park closes for third time in 2020


There is no reopening date in sight for Hong Kong Disneyland, after it was forced to shut its doors again last week.
Disney places 100,000 workers on unpaid leave – plans to save US$500m a month


Walt Disney is set to stop paying more than 100,000 of its theme park and hotel workers as the entertainment giant struggles with coronavirus closures.
MORE NEWS
Pandemic having 'massive impact' on US attractions – losses estimated at US$23bn
The pandemic cost the US visitor attractions an estimated US$23bn in economic losses during 2020, while the sector also suffered job losses five times larger than the average loss across all other US industries.
Merlin reveals Chessington's new Croc Drop tower attraction
Merlin Entertainments has revealed details of the new Croc Drop attraction, set to open at its Chessington World of Adventures Resort theme park near London, UK this year.
Outdoor visitor attractions and theme parks in the UK to reopen on 12 April
Most outdoor attractions in England – including zoos and theme parks – will be allowed to reopen their doors on 12 April.
Architects MVRDV reveal ambitious plans to create Marble Arch visitor attraction for London
A new visitor attraction at London's Marble Arch is set to anchor ambitious plans to "reimagine" the city's famous Oxford Street shopping district.
+ More news   
LATEST JOBS
+ More jobs  

COMPANY PROFILES
Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.

Vekoma Rides has a large variety of coasters and attractions. [more...]
RMA Ltd

RMA Ltd is a one-stop global company that can design, build and produce from a greenfield site upw [more...]
Red Raion

Founded in 2014, Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attractions. [more...]
Simworx Ltd

The company was initially established in 1997. Terry Monkton and Andrew Roberts are the key stakeh [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Triotech and Benoit Cornet’s Bold Move to collaborate on breakthrough innovative media-based attractions
Triotech has announced a breakthrough alliance with Benoit Cornet and Bold Move to bring a new collaborative approach to the design of media-based attractions – with an emphasis on adding value for operators. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Animalive - Introducing AnimaChat!
Introducing AnimaChat, one operator can live-stream into multiple venues. Find out more...
More videos:
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

05-07 May 2021

TEA SATE Europe 2020

PortAventura World, Tarragona, Spain
09 Jun 2021

IAAPA Expo Asia 2021

The Venetian Macao, Macao, China
+ More diary  
LATEST ISSUES
+ View Magazine Archive

Attractions Management

2021 issue 1


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2020 issue 1


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2019 issue 4


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2019 issue 3


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management News

06 Apr 2020 issue 153


View on turning pages
Download PDF
View archive
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Handbook

2019


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription
 
ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
 
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2021
Jobs   News   Products   Magazine
NEWS
First look: Disney's new Spaceship Earth night-time experience at EPCOT
POSTED 23 Feb 2021 . BY Tom Walker
The iconic Spaceship Earth attraction has become the symbol of EPCOT Credit: Disney/Instagram Zach Riddley
Disney has released concept designs for its plans to transform the Spaceship Earth attraction at EPCOT theme park at the Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, US.

Featuring new night-time experiences, the additions will be a permanent fixture at EPCOT and a "defining feature" of the park.

Spaceship Earth has maintained its classic multi-colour lighting design for nearly 40 years – a legacy which the team working on the project says it is "keen to preserve".

The iconic structure's traditional look will be "maintained and accentuated through new colours and intensity" through the use of programmed expressions, which will extend into the new main entrance fountain and the wider park area.

Zach Riddley, Disney Imagineer, said the new night-time experience will form a part of The World’s Most Magical Celebration – an event marking Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary.

"The dazzling, permanent new programmable lighting system will debut as part of and will continue to live on as a defining feature of EPCOT," Riddley said.

"EPCOT is a park about the best of us – what is possible when we embrace the power of imagination and humanity’s ability to make impossible things reality when we work together.

"We are all connected. That is the theme and the expression at the heart of our work across EPCOT and at the heart of this stellar new visual experience coming soon to Spaceship Earth.

"Spaceship Earth is a unique structure recognised around the world. To honour this idea, our Imagineers have created custom lighting features that literally emerge from her unique architecture.

"These features will shine across Spaceship Earth's silver panels and "connect" with one another, resembling shimmering stars in a nighttime sky," he said.
Sign up here to get the Attractions Management weekly ezine and every issue of Attractions Management magazine free on digital.
RELATED STORIES
Disney reveals first visuals of ambitious Star Wars attraction – including designs for hotel 'pods'


Disney has released the first visuals of its Star Wars-themed Galactic Starcruiser resort, which is set to open at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida next year.
Roller coaster ride continues for Disneyland Hong Kong as park closes for third time in 2020


There is no reopening date in sight for Hong Kong Disneyland, after it was forced to shut its doors again last week.
Disney places 100,000 workers on unpaid leave – plans to save US$500m a month


Walt Disney is set to stop paying more than 100,000 of its theme park and hotel workers as the entertainment giant struggles with coronavirus closures.
MORE NEWS
Pandemic having 'massive impact' on US attractions – losses estimated at US$23bn
The pandemic cost the US visitor attractions an estimated US$23bn in economic losses during 2020, while the sector also suffered job losses five times larger than the average loss across all other US industries.
Merlin reveals Chessington's new Croc Drop tower attraction
Merlin Entertainments has revealed details of the new Croc Drop attraction, set to open at its Chessington World of Adventures Resort theme park near London, UK this year.
Outdoor visitor attractions and theme parks in the UK to reopen on 12 April
Most outdoor attractions in England – including zoos and theme parks – will be allowed to reopen their doors on 12 April.
Architects MVRDV reveal ambitious plans to create Marble Arch visitor attraction for London
A new visitor attraction at London's Marble Arch is set to anchor ambitious plans to "reimagine" the city's famous Oxford Street shopping district.
Coventry's former IKEA building slated to become arts and cultural centre of international importance
Coventry, the UK City of Culture in 2021, wants to seize a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create an arts hub to establish the city as an international destination for culture.
Indoor rainforest zoo, Plantasia, secures BIAZA membership
Plantasia, a rainforest zoo in Swansea, UK, has been awarded provisional membership of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA).
+ More news   
 
COMPANY PROFILES
Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.

Vekoma Rides has a large variety of coasters and attractions. [more...]
RMA Ltd

RMA Ltd is a one-stop global company that can design, build and produce from a greenfield site upw [more...]
Red Raion

Founded in 2014, Red Raion is the CGI studio specialized in media based attractions. [more...]
Simworx Ltd

The company was initially established in 1997. Terry Monkton and Andrew Roberts are the key stakeh [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Triotech and Benoit Cornet’s Bold Move to collaborate on breakthrough innovative media-based attractions
Triotech has announced a breakthrough alliance with Benoit Cornet and Bold Move to bring a new collaborative approach to the design of media-based attractions – with an emphasis on adding value for operators. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Animalive - Introducing AnimaChat!
Introducing AnimaChat, one operator can live-stream into multiple venues. Find out more...
More videos:
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

05-07 May 2021

TEA SATE Europe 2020

PortAventura World, Tarragona, Spain
09 Jun 2021

IAAPA Expo Asia 2021

The Venetian Macao, Macao, China
+ More diary  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2021

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS