First, we celebrated Disney World’s 50th anniversary for 18 months. Now, we’re celebrating the Walt Disney Company’s 100th anniversary in Disney World.
Although Disney World is a little late to the party (the 100th celebration kicked off in Disneyland earlier this year), we’ve finally started seeing some 100th anniversary decor in Disney World. EPCOT will serve as the “host” for Disney World’s 100th celebration. Now, we know that EPCOT’s Spaceship Earth will soon get its own 100th anniversary makeover.
Spaceship Earth will be getting a brand new nightly lighting show to honor Disney’s 100th anniversary.
Jason Read, show lighting designer principal for Walt Disney Imagineering said, “The Show Lighting Team at Walt Disney Imagineering has been amazed at our guests’ reaction to the nightly shows on Spaceship Earth. We’ve helped celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World, EPCOT’s 40th and the park’s signature festivals. Now, we’re excited to have Spaceship Earth ring in the biggest celebration yet, the 100th Anniversary of the Walt Disney Company.”
He continued, “We’re also inspired by many things from the history of the company, its characters, theme parks and shows – even the Disney100 opening logo that plays before our feature films during this anniversary. You may see homages to everything from the Wonderful World of Disney television show opening to Mickey balloons that we sell on Main Street, U.S.A.”
Spaceship Earth covered in Mickey balloons! We can’t wait to see it! Disney did not announce an exact date when the new lightning will appear on Spaceship Earth, but did say it was coming “later in 2023.” In the meantime, we’ll keep an eye out for other ways Disney World is celebrating the company’s 100th anniversary and we’ll keep you updated! So stay tuned to DFB for more!
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