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Illuminations: Reflections of Earth Last Show Date Announced and New Epcot Forever Details

Tonight on the live stream of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth Disney has just announced that the last show and closing date for Illuminations will be September 30, 2019.

Last Epcot Illuminations Reflections of Earth Show

As you know a totally new nighttime show will be replacing Illuminations by the end of the year called Epcot Forever. That show will be debuting the next day, October 1, 2019.

Epcot Forever will showcase the past, present and future of Epcot over the last 30 years through using music, fountains, lasers, and special illuminated kites!

Epcot Illuminations Reflections of Earth last show

From the video in the behind the scenes look at Epcot Forever, Imagineers will be using the sights and especially music from iconic Epcot attractions like “Kitchen Kabaret,” “Journey Into Imagination,” and “Soarin Around the World.”

Disney shared a sneak peak at Epcot Forever during the live streaming event and here are some of the images we were able to capture from it:

The first one are the new illuminated kites which will be used in the show:

Epcot Forever Kites

They are pretty cool at first look and I think it’s pretty impressive how they move in unison:

Epcot Forever Kites

Next they showed all the lasers and light effects which look like they are going on with the same kites together:

Epcot Forever concept art
photo by Disney

Of course it wouldn’t be an Epcot nighttime show without fireworks:

Epcot Forever concept art
photo by Disney

and from the art it sure looks like there are going to be plenty of them!

Epcot Forever concept art
photo by Disney

“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.”

Epcot Forever concept art
photo by Disney
Epcot Forever

In case you missed the live stream you can watch the replay from the Disney Parks Blog here:

Stay tuned as we’ll be bringing you more info on Epcot Forever soon…

Your Thoughts:

I want to know what you think about the last date for Illuminations: Reflections of Earth…

  • Are you upset to see it go?
  • Are you excited for Epcot Forever?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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News Source: Disney Parks Blog

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