“Epcot Forever,” a new nighttime spectacular at Walt Disney World Resort, will debut Oct. 1, 2019, on World Showcase Lagoon at Epcot. The limited-time show will be a celebration of the past, present and future of Epcot, built around the magical soundtrack guests have come to know and love at the park.
The current Epcot nighttime spectacular, “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” will end its dazzling 20-year run on Sept. 30, 2019. Now, more than ever, guests will want to bid the show a fond farewell this summer to once again take in a nighttime extravaganza dedicated to the joyful history of humanity and the remarkable achievements of our time.
Personally, I am in the minority of people who are so glad that “Illuminations: Reflections of Earth” is finally going away. No one in our family has ever liked it. We loved the original “Illuminations 25” in both of its formats, but especially the original. Something new and fresh has been long overdo for Epcot and we cannot wait!
The new show will feature fireworks, lighting, lasers and choreographed, special effects kites, accompanied by a stirring collection of songs that paints a colorful picture of Epcot. Disney Parks Live Entertainment is collaborating on the show with noted conductor and composer Don Harper, who is producing all-new arrangements of classic Epcot tunes to weave into the soundtrack of “Epcot Forever.”
“‘Epcot Forever’ is a celebration of what Epcot has been and what Epcot is going to become,” said Alan Bruun, show director for Disney Parks Live Entertainment. “Music is the star of the show, and we use songs going back to the very beginnings of Epcot to music in the park today – from attractions, spectaculars and other shows – and put them into a fireworks spectacular on the lagoon every night. Guests are going to hear music they know and love but in a whole new way.”
After it launches Oct. 1, “Epcot Forever” will continue into 2020, when it will then make way for the debut of the next epic Epcot nighttime spectacular as part of the park’s multi-year transformation.
Are you going to miss “Illuminations: Reflections of Earth”? If so you better hurry up and book your trip to say “good-bye”. Maybe you are looking forward to “Epcot Forever” and want to be one of the first to experience this exciting new show. Either way, now is the time to Email Me so we can start planning!