Last September Disney announced that IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, the beloved nighttime spectacular on Epcot’s World Showcase, will end in the second half of 2019. (Click here for more on that announcement!) And now we know when crowds will be “moving forward now as one” — AND when IllumiNations’ replacement will begin!
At the start of Inside Disney Parks’ live stream of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth tonight, it was announced that the final showing of IllumiNations will be on September 30, 2019!Cue the waterworks, folks! Just over five months left to catch this lasers, lights, and fireworks show!
But guests of Epcot aren’t out of luck when it comes to nighttime entertainment, as Epcot Forever will fill the void temporarily when it debuts on October 1, 2019!
Epcot Forever is described as a “breathtaking display” with music “at the heart of the show”. Epcot Forever will also incorporate “kites AND…”, creating a fusion of technologies to illuminate the skies over World Showcase.
Epcot’s permanent replacement is still in development (see more here!). We spotted some construction presumably for the new show last December, and we’re still watching for more details to emerge.
In the meantime, we’ll enjoy the final months of the show until the “torches dim on IllumiNations”.
How do you feel about the end of IllumiNations? Will you miss the show? Are you excited for something new? Let us know in the comments!