Spaceship Earth Receives Rainbow Lighting Package for the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

EPCOT Festival of the Arts
Credit: Walt Disney Imagineering

In case we didn’t already love the look of the Beacons of Magic on Spaceship Earth enough, Walt Disney Imagineering just revealed an all-new lighting package coming to the park icon during the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts , and it is stunning!

Credit: @waltdisneyimagineering on Instagram

New for this year’s festival, the park’s famous geodesic sphere will glow nightly with all of the colors of the rainbow creating this gorgeous look that flows right into the enhanced theming created just for this theme park below.

Spaceship Earth and the rest of the entrance to EPCOT have recently been revamped as part of the massive redesign of the park, and the new fountain inspired by the park’s original 1982 decor plus these enhanced lighting packages are sure to add to the view as Guests enter the park.

Credit: @waltdisneyimagineering on Instagram

Along with the announcement of the brightly colored lights coming to Spaceship Earth, Disney Imagineering in their Instagram post shared that the area music will also feature The Muppets classic, “Rainbow Connection.”

Disney Imagineering said on Instagram:

“Debuting for EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, Spaceship Earth will be painted nightly in a spectrum of light. As we celebrate the artistry of the world around us during this festival, color and imagination play an important role and our latest 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!”

Credit: @waltdisneyimagineering on Instagram

Like many Disney fans, we are excited for any and all Muppets additions coming to Disney parks, so we can’t wait to see the Muppets’ inspiring message in the song played alongside Spaceship Earth.

If you are visiting Walt Disney World during the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, we recommend heading over toward Spaceship Earth after dark to check out the new lighting setup and to stop for some unique photos just for this occasion.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."

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