VIDEO - Spaceship Earth transforms into the Death Star to celebrate 'Rogue One - A Star Wars Story'

Dec 06, 2016 in "Spaceship Earth"

Spaceship Earth transforms into the Death Star

Celebrating the upcoming 'Rogue One - A Star Wars Story,' Epcot's Spaceship Earth transformed into the Death Star for a one night event.

Using lasers and digital projection mapping with imagery supplied by Industrial Light and Magic, the 180ft tall Epcot icon took on a very different look.

Also unveiled was a first look at the AWR Troopers from “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” Outfitted in their specialized Stormtrooper armor with a dark, ominous gleam, these soldiers serve as bodyguards and enforcers for Director Krennic, a highly placed officer within the Advance Weapons Research (AWR) division of the Empire. A new Troopers sequence will join the "Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far, Away" stage show on December 16.

Other Star Wars updates for Walt Disney World include the addition of a Star Wars Ultimate Tour, a return of randomized sequences at Star Tours, and performances of the nightly 'Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular' during the holiday season.

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Article Posted: Dec 06, 2016 / 11:07pm EST