In case you missed it, Epcot’s iconic Illuminations: Reflections of Earth had its last show last night…cue ugly crying here!
But there’s still a fireworks show in Epcot, of course, and we get to share the news! Before IllumiNations’ permanent replacement, HarmonioUS, arrives in 2020, Epcot Forever has debuted as the temporary nighttime spectacular!
We got the chance to check out the brand new show tonight and we’re ready to fill you in on all the details! Let’s dive into our first Epcot Forever experience.
The show begins with Walt Disney himself describing Epcot while a child sings One Little Spark. And then we’re immersed in memories of this incredible park.
Epcot Forever revolves around a soundtrack of music that guests have loved at Epcot for years. The musical score, which was recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra, includes classic Epcot tunes such as “Tomorrow’s Child”, “Listen to the Land”, and “One Little Spark” for all you Figment fans!
In addition to lasers, fireworks, and lighting displays, Epcot Forever also features a kind of kite technology never before seen in Disney World. These special effects bring some really unique artwork to the sky over World Showcase Lagoon.
Our favorite parts of the show undoubtedly include that memorable music — it’s such a joy for all of us 80s kids to hear it again!
The show clocks at about 11 minutes but it went by in the blink of an eye! It’s definitely not as grand or dramatic as other Epcot spectaculars have been, but it’s a great stand-in while we wait for the official replacement for IllumiNations.
While we’re still grieving over the end of IllumiNations, we really did enjoy Epcot Forever!
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Are you looking forward to seeing Epcot Forever? Let us know in the comments below!