Goodbye IllumiNations, Hello Epcot Forever

"IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth" will have its last show on September 30, 2019. The nighttime extravaganza has been a staple of Epcot entertainment since it opened in 1999. Over its 20 year run fans have become devoted to its spectacle, making it a popular way to end out your night at the Theme Park. The urge of guests to find the perfect spot to watch has inspired dessert parties, private viewing spaces, and even changes in the design of World Showcase restaurants. In 2017 Siemens, the show's sponsor, announced that they would not be renewing their partnership with Disney. This left Disney with the opportunity to create an entirely new spectacle to light up the sky.

Epcot Forever Debuts October 1, 2019Epcot Forever Debuts October 1, 2019

We now know that its replacement will be a limited-time frame. "Epcot Forever" makes its debut on October 1, 1999. The show is designed to guide guests into the next phase of Epcot revitalization. "Epcot Forever" will celebrate the Theme Park's past and present, while charting a course for the future. A nostalgic soundtrack that puts a new spin on many Epcot favorites is being built around those Epcot classics that guests have come to know and love. Fireworks, music, lighting, lasers, and choreographed special effects kites will thrill guests in whole new ways.

Disney Entertainment is working hard at bringing all the pieces together for the new show. Watch the video preview from Disney Parks Blog of "Epcot Forever" coming to Walt Disney World Resort and get a look behind the scenes.

"Epcot Forever" will make its debut in the skies over World Showcase Lagoon on October 1, 2019. However, if you want to see "Epcot Forever," be sure to get to Walt Disney World before its gone, because the Imagineers are already hard at work developing the show that will replace it sometime in 2020.

How do you feel about the changes coming in Epcot's fireworks display? Leave a comment and share your thoughts!

JMed wrote on Sat, 04/20/2019 - 10:42:

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Well, well, well, we happen to check in on October 1... Maybe we will go check it out. You know, take one for the team LOL

Kristen K. wrote on Sat, 04/20/2019 - 15:00:

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Awesome! Maybe a review for me too? Pretty please?

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