That’s no moon. That’s Epcot Center’s Spaceship Earth depicted as Star Wars’ Death Star! The giant weapon of mass destruction will loom large in the marketing for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
While Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the main home for Disney’s new Lucasfilm attractions, this marketing idea was probably too perfect to pass up. The Disney Parks Blog announced that the moon-like Spaceship Earth is set to transform into the Death Star in celebration of Rogue One at a special after-hours event at Epcot on December 5th.
During our Star Wars celebration, Spaceship Earth will be transformed into the Death Star through digital projections. And before the Death Star appears, we will be sharing updates on current and upcoming Star Wars experiences at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
This isn’t the first time the building has had a digital makeover. Back in 2013 it was made to resemble Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc.