After two decades, “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” will have its final performance this evening, and the new, temporary Epcot Forever fireworks show will debut Tuesday evening, October 1, 2019 at 9pm.
The current nighttime show opened as part of the park’s Millennium Celebration in 1999 and, after the event ended in 2001, the popular nighttime show remained.
Celebrating the history of Epcot via its music, characters and vision, the new Epcot Forever show will use massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed fountains, lights, pyrotechnics, fireworks, lasers, and special effect kites. The “Epcot Forever” kites will be viewable at night thanks to unique built-in lighting.
Watch preview of Epcot Forever: Epcot Forever – New Fireworks Show at Epcot
“IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth/Epcot Forever” will be replaced in early 2020 by “HarmonioUS,” a new nighttime spectacular that celebrates the role of Disney music in uniting the world. Disney promises the new show will be “the largest nighttime spectacular ever created for a Disney park”.
Expect this new fireworks show to last at least 20 years.
The IllumiNations “Farewell” Merchandise Has Arrived!!!
The new Farewell IllumiNations merchandise arrived at Epcot this month.
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 until early October 2019.
(Cast members can expect it to show up at Cast Connections by Nov. 1st.)
We watched IllumiNations for one final time with our family in March 2019:
We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.
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