Spaceship Earth joins the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts with a new lighting design and The Muppets singing 'Rainbow Connection'

Jan 14, 2022 in "Spaceship Earth"

Spaceship Earth Festival of the Arts lighting design
Posted: Friday January 14, 2022 4:07pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Spaceship Earth has a brand new lighting design debuting today as part of the 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts.

According to Disney, "Spaceship Earth will be painted nightly in a spectrum of light. As the festival celebrates the artistry of the world, color and imagination play an important role and the latest Spaceship Earth lighting design reflects those ideas. The core values of EPCOT and the optimistic symbolism of Spaceship Earth are perfectly complemented by The Muppets singing “Rainbow Connection” with this new look.

The new lighting is achieved through the use of the 2000 point-of-light LEDs that were installed as part of the new look for the main entrance of the park in late 2021. Designers have been creating new looks for the EPCOT icon to celebrate the 50th anniversary, and most recently the holiday season.

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tparris3 days ago

However, the section of pavement was replaced overnight and is roped off today

tparris3 days ago

At least for a few months

CastAStone3 days ago

That patch job looks awful; it doesn’t even match. That’s been there for a while?

tparris3 days ago

There’s been a small rough spot in the pavement in front of the entrance fountain for quite some time now. They patched it up earlier this year, but it seems they decided to just rip up that whole section and replace it. From today

tparris11 days ago

The Food & Wine wraps have been removed from the support columns by the ticketing booths. F&W technically ended on the 19th, so these may have been gone since yesterday.

DisneywithNick15 days ago

I feel like this (albeit loosely) ties to the theme of this thread. Those new blue road signs are now on the overpass from World Drive, at the fork that takes you either to the EPCOT toll plaza or EPCOT Center Drive.

Cmdr_Crimson31 days ago

If I recall If I recall there was to be new loops for each World Section and Dreamers Point as the music being used is just Filler for the time being..

Mickeynerd17Oct 31, 2022

I think that's the end goal, eventually. Unless they decide its good enough and keep things the way they are.

IMDREWOct 31, 2022

I sure hope they'll release the full suite!

MovieloverOct 31, 2022

By the time he finished clicking "add to cart" that many times anyone would be exhausted haha.

castlecake2.0Oct 31, 2022

TheZach worked really hard on that grampa

SirwalterraleighOct 31, 2022

…and look at those 25,000 imported Italian twinkle lights 👍🏻

DCBakerOct 30, 2022

JohnDSep 05, 2022

Apparently, the lights are frageelay!