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Interactive Image: Sun Sets over Spaceship Earth

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

After we shared a unique “last look” at Magic Kingdom decorations earlier this year, some of you asked for more. So, here it is. Please move your cursor up and down over the image to see the sun setting over the Spaceship Earth Attraction:

Did you notice the character topiaries we featured early this year in a Flower & Garden Festival time-lapse video? Anything else you’d like featured? Please let us know in the comments.


  • Haunted Mansion? Maybe if you drain the Rivers of America again at some point, a time lapse of that so you could see the water come and go would be really cool

    • Haunted Mansion is a great suggestion. Thanks, Kurt.

  • Aww I love it! Can’t wait until September!

  • By that, I mean I’m returning to WDW – our first trip as DVC owners – Epcot is my absolute favourite park! 🙂

  • Nice one! I’ll be there in November!

  • Oooh, I really like both of Kurt’s ideas!
    These interactive images are very awesome, thanks for putting them together.

  • That is pretty nifty!!! I like it and wish to see more… of anything Disney!!! Thanx

  • Would love to see the Haunted Mansion too — but the last couple times we were at MK it was completely dark — do they have it uplit again?

  • To go along with the suggestion of the Haunted Mansion, what about the Hollywood Tower of Terror? I know that I would love a feature or two on this ride!!

  • I love these interactive images! I think Tower of Terror would be really cool, too, Stephanie!

  • That is very neat! Maybe they could do something with fireworks, like Wishes or Illuminations?

  • We came to Epcot in 2003 and the Spaceship Earth ball had the word Epcot on it, but in 2008 it didn’t. Can anybody tell me why it has been removed?

  • Rivers of America would be great, and to show the changes the stage on the island goes through and some scenes from fantasmic

  • Love it!! I heard once that the colors on Spaceship Earth after dark are the colors of the sunset, and indeed they are.

  • Very cool. Thanks! EPCOT continues to be one of my favorite parks.

  • A standing room only theatre fill up for Fantasmic! at the Hollywood Studios would be an interesting panoramic. Day to night over the Tree of Life.

  • The word EPCOT was only supposed to be a temporary thing, put up for the 2000 celebration and they left the word EPCOT up for a little while longer, eventually taking it all back down.

  • I would love to see an Interactive Image with a shot from the top of Expedition Everest showing the entire Animal Kingdom Park 🙂

  • How about a tilt-shift video of the Safari ride or the parade at Animal Kingdom?

  • Thanks! I’m coming in 2 weeks and this preview put yet another Disney smile on my face!

  • Love love love this picture!

  • I vote for haunted mansion like the 1st comment

  • Wow so pretty!!!

  • Yay!! I love this! I can’t wait to get back to WDW!!

  • You know where I read the title “Sun Sets over Spaceship Earth” on Facebook, I freaked out! They are shutting down Spaceship Earth?!?! Thankfully, I was wrong.

  • Wonderful – can’t wait to see it personally in October.

  • Love that!

  • How do you guys do that? Do you just create the transition from two photos (one in the day, the other at night) or do you actually put together images taken from the entire day? I think it’s so cool to do stuff like this. A great one could also be Small World 🙂

  • I would love to have a Windows7 Theme of Disney World, are there any in the works?

  • I’d love to see Splash Mountain in a sunrise-to-sunset photo! Or better yet, as we scroll over the photo, instead of going from sunrise-to-sunset, you can let us control the view and speed of the 52.5 foot drop!

  • Keeping with the icon of a park theme. Sunrise over the Tree of Life would look AWESOME!

  • I went to Epcot over last New Year’s celebration and I spent so many hours in line on one ride only that couldn’t ride others…. I just went last weekend again and the park was beautifully with the flowers and I got to ride twice some of the rides…. Soarin I have to say is impressive, amazing and unbelievable… I can’t wait to go back in the summer and take more of my family that are coming for vacation and ride it. I will never get tired of going to Disney. DISNEY ROCKS!!!

  • Fantastic! How about the same kind of thing, but featuring Cinderella’s Castle shifting through the various color changes at night?

    Thanks for the amazing views from a new perspective!

  • Thank god that wand is gone.

  • Ooooo it’s beautiful! Love it!

  • It my goal and my wish to make it to Disney World in the future . I bet it would be alot fun to see any the wonderful things they have to offer .

  • I’m with Scott from OH. I love watching Cinderella Castle change colors.

  • I’m going for a week starting the day after my graduation in June!!

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