Watch Disney Turn Epcot's Spaceship Earth into the Death Star

Tuesday, 06 December 2016 - 8:20PM
Star Wars
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 - 8:20PM
Watch Disney Turn Epcot's Spaceship Earth into the Death Star
You've all seen Spaceship Earth. The flagship attraction and most-recognizable landmark at Walt Disney World's Epcot Center is a symbol of a peaceful and idyllic future for our planet - at least it was until Disney transformed it into the Death Star.

On December 5, during a promotional event for the upcoming Rogue One, the park used projections to transform the geosphere into the ultimate weapon, complete with a green superlaser that charges up and fires just like in the movies. It's visually amazing, as you can see below.
While some will surely object to Disney transforming one of their most iconic original landmarks into a promotional tool for a franchise they acquired only four years ago, if only for a night, pretty much everyone should agree that the end result is pretty awesome. The best Disney theme park attractions have that bit of imagineering magic that leaves you wondering how they pulled off the illusion, and I'd put that laser right near the top of the best I've seen. And if this is a preview of the types of attractions we can look forward to at the upcoming Star Wars Land additions at Disneyland and Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios, then color me excited with a green laser.
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