'Points of Light' install continues at Spaceship Earth in EPCOT

Apr 15, 2021 in "Spaceship Earth"

Spaceship Earth point of lights installation - April 15 2021
Posted: Thursday April 15, 2021 10:32am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

There are now 29 'Points of Light' in position on Spaceship Earth as part of the 'Beacon of Magic' lighting show coming to EPCOT later in 2021.

This second set joins the original 12 lights in the same position on the south east side of Spaceship Earth, near to Guest Relations.

Debuting as part of Disney World's 50th anniversary celebration on October 1 2021, the new lighting at Spaceship Earth is a permanent addition and will live on beyond the 18 month 50th celebration event.

The impact on the view from the ground remains minimal, despite doubling the number of lights.

Concept art of the lighting shows what we can expect when the effect goes live later this year. According to Imagineer Zach Riddley, "Her classic look will be maintained and accentuated through new colors and intensity in programmed expressions that extend into the new main entrance fountain and the entire World Celebration area."

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owlsandcoffee1 day ago

From what I can tell that's only 2 fonts but they manage to not clash somehow. Pretty neat. I think the "frontier" font was meant to bring in the Indigenous theming throughout the pavilion. Very weird though.

G00fyDad1 day ago

That makes my brain hurt.

ImperfectPixie1 day ago

That thing is awful.

MisterPenguin1 day ago

If that is indeed a "Poly font", then they're doing it wrong. There's nothing about that font that fits with the them of Poly. It is indeed more modern and befitting of Epcot even if it isn't the new Epcot font. Remember, you can use more than one font.

G00fyDad1 day ago

Or did the Poly reuse it from EPCoT? :cautious:

vikescaper1 day ago

I thought that it looked like it belonged at the Poly instead of Epcot.

owlsandcoffee1 day ago

Incredible, just absolutely incredible.

zakattack991 day ago

Wait did they just reuse the font from Poly? 🤣:banghead: Picture is from the Orlando Sentinel. But I’m almost positive it’s the same font!

peter114351 day ago

I think he’s specifically referring to this font

castlecake2.02 days ago

There’s multiple of this flapless design around world showcase already, but still with the brown colour

HauntedPirate2 days ago

First garbage can or first mistake of many? 😉

G00fyDad2 days ago

I love the idea of taking the parks signage and font back to the original.

wdwmagic2 days ago

Not sure what is going on with this. I think there is only one of these out. Perhaps a mistake, or maybe the first of many.

HauntedPirate2 days ago

Mmm… the garbage-can-smelting-in-the-Florida-sun smell can flow freely into the air now! 🤢