Illuminations: Reflections of Earth Farewell Merchandise Arrives at Epcot

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Mickey Mouse blowing out the World Showcase torch. Magic Band, $27.99

IllumiNations, the nighttime fireworks spectacular that has been at Epcot for nearly 20 years, is ending September 30th with the new show Epcot Forever premiering October 1st.

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Whoa.

The new Farewell merchandise arrived at Epcot yesterday.

The main logo for the merchandise features Mickey Mouse blowing out the World Showcase torch surrounded by fireworks. Of course, Mickey Mouse blowing out the torch is fitting because of the iconic opening of the show where the narrator blows out the torches at the end of the opening monologue.

The farewell collection can be found at Mouse Gear.

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T-shirt, $29.99
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Ball cap, $27.99
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Travel tumblers, $18.77
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Disney LE pin, $15.99

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Epcot’s IllumiNations Fireworks Show Ending September 2019

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March 2019: Watching IllumiNations for the last time!

April 2019:  Disney Parks announced this week that IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth will have its final show on September 30, 2019.  It premiered on October 1, 1999.

The new fireworks show called Epcot Forever will debut at 9pm on October 1, 2019.

Watch preview of Epcot Forever:  Epcot Forever – New Fireworks Show at Epcot

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Kites flying high during new the Epcot Forever fireworks show preview.
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Epcot Forever

This is a temporary fireworks show until the new IllumiNations replacement show premieres in early 2020.

The official replacement for IllumiNations, yet unnamed, debuting in early 2020 and will feature massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed fountains, lights, pyrotechnics, and lasers. The yet-unnamed show will celebrate how Disney music inspires people around the world.

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We watched IllumiNations for one final time in March 2019:

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All the World Showcase pavilions illuminated during the IllumiNations fireworks.
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Red, white, and blue fireworks set to wonderful music.
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CP Moment #18: Watching IllumiNations for the first time with your DCP roommates.
VIP Seating for Illuminations
9pm at Epcot.  We’ll miss this fireworks show!  We’ve grown up with it.

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It’s 9pm…so you know where we are!

We’ve written two books about our time working at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom
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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Having a fun day at Epcot!  #TwoDisneySisters

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