All-New Nighttime Fireworks Spectacular to replace Illuminations: Reflections of Earth as part of EPCOT’s evolution.
The big transformation promised for the core future world portion of Walt Disney World’s second ever theme park – EPCOT is in fact coming and, as largely rumored, it will include a replacement of the big nighttime fireworks spectacular called “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.” We now know the end date and the replacement for the show.
Illuminations kicked off as part of the Millennial Celebration nearly 20 years ago and will have its final show at the end of Summer in 2019. The new show will debut immediately following the conclusion, so guests won’t miss out on nightly entertainment at EPCOT.
Disney plans different ways to celebrate Illuminations as it winds down to its final performances, so you have plenty of time to experience it again.
Meanwhile excitement will build for what’s next, not just for the new nighttime show, but also for the new experiences coming to EPCOT. Already announced and visible from within the park are “Guardians of the Galaxy” roller coaster based attraction, a “Ratatouille”-inspired ride based on the popular one at Disneyland Paris, a new Space themed table service restaurant at Mission: SPACE, and a new signature dining experience in Japan. Plus Disney Parks chair Bob Chapek has already told us the core section of Future World and the main entrance of EPCOT will get its on transformation.
What will the new nighttime show involve? The good money is on drones being part of the show. There have been some pretty significant advances in their performance since the Christmas show at Disney Springs two years ago. My guess is you’ll also see some Disney brands in the show, but still with a tie into how they help bring the world together in peace. Like all nighttime shows at Disney, they evolve a little bit with time, but my hopes are pretty high right now for something new and exciting.
What are you looking forward to most as EPCOT evolves to its new vision?