Permits filed for lighting equipment at Spaceship Earth

Dec 17, 2020 in "Spaceship Earth"

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Posted: Thursday December 17, 2020 4:07pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has filed a number of permits this week for lighting equipment at EPCOT's Spaceship Earth.

The first permit, to be carried out by Pro Sound and Video, is for "Lighting controls, Equipment and Low Voltage Terminations." The second, assigned to InterAmerica Stage, is for "installation of lighting supports." (Thanks to @danlb_2000 on the WDWMAGIC Forums for spotting the permits)

It isn't clear if the work will take place on the inside or outside of Spaceship Earth, but we do know that a new exterior lighting package is coming to Spaceship Earth. It is possible that these permits may be related to that work. There is also the possibility this may be related to work on the new fountain currently under construction beneath Spaceship Earth. As is often the case with permits, there isn't enough information to be sure of the exact location or scope of the work.

Pro Sound and Video has been involved in many Walt Disney World projects, and works closely with Walt Disney World, including work on Pandora - The World of Avatar.

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Brenthodge5 days ago

Testing. Testing. TEST. ING. As in wait until they are done testing!

Movielover6 days ago

That's impossible, even for a computer!

MisterPenguin6 days ago

The shaft leads directly to the reactor system. A precise hit will start a chain reaction which should destroy the attraction. Only a precise hit will set off a chain reaction. The shaft is ray-shielded, so you'll have to use proton torpedoes.

artvandelay6 days ago

Right below the main port?

SteveAZee6 days ago

It's a small thermal exhaust port. ;)

dreday36 days ago

Hey look! There's a coin slot on the top! :D

TikibirdLand6 days ago

Now, these photos and video do show some units in-op. But, I'm sure they'll get them working. I like the look. We live in an old town, think Hooterville -- pronounced differently, where they lit the old water tower with RGB LEDs. Most evenings, they're lit dimly in white with red trimmed accents. Very tasteful. At Christmas, they did some very cool lighting effects though. Some very creative types in the water department!

tparris6 days ago

dreday37 days ago

Perhaps it can be placed near the entrance of Spaceship Earth so guests can lower or raise the dimmer as they please. Although that may cause a problem of increased seizures among guests...

MisterPenguin7 days ago

They can always install a dimmer switch.

Communicora7 days ago

Hmm, I thought it was going to be more subtle than this.

mnelson37 days ago

Sir_Cliff7 days ago

Maybe I'm imagining this, but in the first shot it looks like there are people up on a platform against the left side of Spaceship Earth. It would make sense that they would be testing and then fixing/adjusting/replacing any that weren't working.

hpyhnt 10007 days ago

There's definitely some hue and brightness differences from module to module in that video. Looks like they were cycling through different colors at maximum brightness, I suspect so programmers can note which modules need tweaks and/or color correction.