Imagineer Zach Riddley Shares EPCOT Beacons of Magic Update

by | Aug 18, 2021 | EPCOT, WDW Blog, WDW News

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We head to Zach Riddley’s Instagram for an update on the EPCOT Beacon of Magic at Spaceship Earth

The 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort is fast approaching (and have you seen all the amazing merch?), which means we are so close to the launch of so much good stuff, including the opening of the new Remy ride, KiteTails, the new Harmonious and Disney Enchantment nighttime spectaculars, and the Beacons of Magic.


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What Are the Beacons of Magic?

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Photo courtesy of Disney

For the 50th anniversary, Disney is transforming the park icons of all four parks. They are meant to “beckon … all to come and celebrate.”

Specifically, the transformations include:

  • Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom
  • Spaceship Earth at EPCOT
  • Hollywood Tower Hotel at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • The Tree of Life at Animal Kingdom
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Photo courtesy of Disney

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Photo courtesy of Disney

Inside Look at EPCOT Beacon of Magic

Zach Riddley is one of our favorite Imagineers at the magazine. If you aren’t yet, I highly recommend following his Instagram. (And hey, give us a follow too!)

Just yesterday, Riddley gave us an up-close look at the new lighting system for Spaceship Earth. He calls it a “first-of-its-kind programmable LED lighting system invented by our very own Imagineers to integrate seamlessly into the iconic Spaceship Earth facade.”

Check out his post here:

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Written by Timothy Moore

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Boom baby! Timothy Moore is excited to serve as a WDW Magazine contributor and resident Disney Renaissance expert. When he's not drinking around the world at EPCOT or gobbling down Mickey Waffles for breakfast, he can usually be found with his partner hiking and kayaking the great outdoors, putting off writing his novel by playing Nintendo Switch, or telling his dogs Goomba and Blooper that they're the best boys in the world ad nauseam (because they are).
Timothy Moore

Written by Timothy Moore

Boom baby! Timothy Moore is excited to serve as a WDW Magazine contributor and resident Disney Renaissance expert. When he's not drinking around the world at EPCOT or gobbling down Mickey Waffles for breakfast, he can usually be found with his partner hiking and kayaking the great outdoors, putting off writing his novel by playing Nintendo Switch, or telling his dogs Goomba and Blooper that they're the best boys in the world ad nauseam (because they are).