John W McDougall Co., Inc.

(615) 321-3900
Industrial and Architectural Metal Contractor

Disney World's Spaceship Earth in EPCOT under construction
Disney World's Spaceship Earth in EPCOT under construction
Disney World's Spaceship Earth in EPCOT pieces being fabricated and assembled in our shop

Disney World’s Spaceship Earth in EPCOT

Orlando, FL

One of the most recognizable structures in the world, Spaceship Earth is basically a math equation. As the epicenter of Disney World’s second theme park, EPCOT, the structure is a derivative of a pentakis dodecahedron with over 11,000 isosceles triangles. We fabricated the triangles in our Nashville, TN shop with Alucobond composite material and shipped them to a shop in Tampa, FL to be assembled on steel frames for their on-site installation.

Spaceship Earth was our first major job after being chosen by the material manufacturer as a certified fabricator and installer of what was then a brand new product called aluminum composite material and panels.

Disney World's EPCOT Monorail
Disney World's EPCOT Monorail Blueprints
Disney World's Spaceship Earth in EPCOT