1. Welcome to the WDWMAGIC.COM Forums!
    Please take a look around, and feel free to sign up and join the community.You can use your Twitter or Facebook account to sign up, or register directly.
    Dismiss Notice

Question about Spaceship Earth boarding area

Discussion in 'WDW Parks General Discussion' started by FlightOfPassageIs#1, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. FlightOfPassageIs#1

    FlightOfPassageIs#1 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2017
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    1
    What are the lightning tubes to the right?
     
  2. KBLovesDisney

    KBLovesDisney Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2016
    Messages:
    1,174
    Likes Received:
    2,025
    I am actually not sure and am curious myself. I kind of figured that they were just chasing Christmas Tree lights that had a cover over them that made it appear more Star Trekky
     
  3. Movielover

    Movielover Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2017
    Messages:
    344
    Likes Received:
    1,304
    They are tubes that have lights in them...

    ;););)
     
    KBLovesDisney and Panda WDW like this.
  4. graphite1326

    graphite1326 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,262
    Likes Received:
    1,679
    Anyone got a pic?
     
  5. KBLovesDisney

    KBLovesDisney Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2016
    Messages:
    1,174
    Likes Received:
    2,025
    [​IMG]
    I am guessing these things on the wall, right?
     
  6. Cmdr_Crimson

    Cmdr_Crimson Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2005
    Messages:
    14,397
    Likes Received:
    33,809
    You do realize your in a "Time Traveling Vehicle" while in the attraction..The "tubes of light" are helping you the guest make your time travel trip more efficiant.....It's called theming..Or to be more helpful..
    [​IMG]
     
    KBLovesDisney, larryz and skibum123 like this.
  7. KBLovesDisney

    KBLovesDisney Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2016
    Messages:
    1,174
    Likes Received:
    2,025
    Ah, I wasn't thinking themes. I guess the same goes for the "blast-off" tube in Space Mountain giving the rider the feel of blasting off into space
     
    Cmdr_Crimson likes this.
  8. FlightOfPassageIs#1

    FlightOfPassageIs#1 New Member Original Poster

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2017
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    1
    Yes.
     
  9. KBLovesDisney

    KBLovesDisney Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2016
    Messages:
    1,174
    Likes Received:
    2,025
    Well, I am no engineer, but I found this beauty.

    http://themickeywiki.com/index.php?title=Spaceship_Earth

    A lot of good read, but I haven't found out anything in regards to the technological magic behind the lights and their effects...

    (Also, I just skimmed through the web page, so I could have very well missed the information about the lights...)
     
  10. larryz

    larryz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2016
    Messages:
    2,314
    Likes Received:
    4,348
    Nothing in there about the loading area lights, but it's a good read, and it includes streamed versions of the Cronkite, Irons and Dench narrations... real memory-kickers!
     
    KBLovesDisney likes this.
  11. KBLovesDisney

    KBLovesDisney Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2016
    Messages:
    1,174
    Likes Received:
    2,025
    I asked my engineer hubby about the lights and his reply was also chasing Christmas Tree lights. So, there's that.
     

Share This Page