VIDEO - New perimeter lighting package on show at EPCOT'S main entrance

Mar 04, 2021 in "EPCOT"

EPCOT new main entrance color outline lights
Posted: Thursday March 4, 2021 7:37pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Today was a big day for EPCOT'S main entrance, with an all new soundtrack, the debut of the park's attraction icon flags and finally this evening the new lighting package for the perimeter buildings.

Surrounding the entrance area, the lighting outlines the roofline in a rainbow of color using new LED lighting with 3000 programmable zones that enable moving light effects along the more than 1200ft long strip.

There are a number of different sequences, with shades of blue, red and purple along with chasing effects.

The lights are most striking when fully dark, but can also be seen at dusk.

We have to wait until later in the year to see the new Spaceship Earth lighting effects, which will see a more elaborate use of light and music, but the new lights already on show bring an updated look to the area that is sure to be appreciated by guests.

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Amused to DeathLess than a minute ago

Just think. They could have installed projectors, and instead of dazzling us with blinking snap-on lights, they could shine 165-foot close-ups of Elsa and Anna our way... simultaneously negating the need to trash World Showcase Lagoon with taco-shaped sports arena LED signage to do the same on a much smaller scale. No, I'm not being entirely serious. Or am I? 😆

Father Robinson13 minutes ago

To each their own I guess. I myself am not in a rage, that's a bit extreme. But so far, I'm not a fan at all of how these look. "Seamless" my foot.

MisterPenguin34 minutes ago

I'm I supposed to be in a rage about something that *probably* will *seem* to be a slight protrusion on a sphere with many protrusions and large black holes where the shingles don't seemlessly meet as it is right now? It seems I can probably jump up and put my fists through those gaping holes.

marni197136 minutes ago

Oil rigs. Apparently.

CastAStone1 hour ago

Are we still taking about the polka dots on SSE?

marni19713 hours ago

Let’s have a coffee whilst we look over them then. We can share opinion.

WillWrambles3 hours ago

I have the slight benefit of being local, so while I may get to see them first, it doesn’t mean much on your opinion.

marni19714 hours ago

Don’t you worry I will. When they let me. “Look”’is half the problem. Blocked sight lines are the other. Although I also trust the opinion of a lot of local friends and cast who’ve given me theirs too. I know how big these things are. I’ve seen what they look like close up.

WillWrambles5 hours ago

I’m implying Martin, and by extention everyone else on the boards, including me, needs to do that. So yeah, I will.

peter114355 hours ago

Why not just wait until you’re at Epcot and form your own opinion?

WillWrambles5 hours ago

I‘m just gonna wait for you yourself to show up to EPCOT and see how they look. Then we’ll see.

Father Robinson6 hours ago

These things remind me of the robot, "Jinx" from the 1986 film, "Space Camp".

Father Robinson6 hours ago

Problem is, we all KNOW they're there. It would be more work to try NOT to notice them. And of close the closer we get to SSE, the more obvious they'll be. Cripes, standing underneath, it'll probably seem like you could simply jump up and slap one of them on.

Lil Copter Cap19 hours ago

Clearly, they are noticeable enough to get attention (re: photos here on wdwmagic and elsewhere), but they plug the open holes that currently exist on the outside structure and I welcome this change. Dare I say that they add a more complete look than leaving the holes open/exposed? Once entirely distributed amongst the structure, it will bring cohesion in visual design as opposed to the current holes that are comprised of either a blackhole, inner support beams, or chipped points from the triangles. (Which I recognize is another conversation entirely on upkeep, or the lack thereof.)