With the current construction of the Guardians of the Galaxy and Ratatouille attractions in Epcot (not to mention the Disney Skyliner), it’s obvious that BIG CHANGES are taking place in Disney World’s Epcot.
And this morning at the D23 Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse event, we learned more information about some things that we knew were coming during the park’s multi-year transformation, as well as some brand new experiences on the way!
Let’s begin with the park’s nighttime spectacular…
TWO New Nighttime Spectaculars
Earlier this year, it was revealed that IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth would be ending its run as Epcot’s nighttime spectacular in 2019. But how will this iconic show be replaced?
Well, we actually received a TWO-PART answer to that question today! In 2019, Epcot Forever will make its debut as a limited-time show that Epcot fans in particular will especially appreciate.
The show “will begin with a spark of imagination that swells into an epic spectacle of fireworks, music, lighting, lasers, and special effects kites.” And the soundtrack? Why, that will be classic songs from Epcot, like Tomorrow’s Child! And who knows what else? Maybe Listen to the Land? Universe of Energy? Perhaps a melody or two from Kitchen Kabaret?
Tell me, what would you just LOVE to hear in Epcot again?
But I’m getting ahead of myself… in 2020, an entirely new nighttime spectacular will make its debut!
The as-yet-unnamed production “will celebrate how Disney music inspires people around the world, and will feature massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics and lasers.”
And a look at the concept art reveals that lots of our favorite characters will be along for the ride!
Speaking of rides…
New Pavilion Experiences
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure has been announced as the name for the Ratatouille attraction coming to Epcot’s France Pavilion in World Showcase.
But that’s not the only addition coming to France! A new “Beauty and the Beast” sing-along will join the “Impressions de France” film as part of the Pavilion’s entertainment. The show, which will “soon debut,” is created by Don Hahn, producer of the animated and live-action “Beauty and the Beast” films.
And the O Canada 360-degree Circlevision show is receiving an update!
“Canada… you’re a lifetime journey for the traveler…”
And now I’m off to break out my old EPCOT Center songs. On cassette.
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