Disney World’s 50th Anniversary means we get to say hello to some new offerings…but it also means we have to say some goodbyes.
In preparation for the start of Harmonious (the much-anticipated new EPCOT nighttime show), we have to say goodbye to EPCOT Forever. EPCOT Forever was intended to serve as a placeholder as EPCOT transitioned from Illuminations to Harmonious, and now the final night of the show has arrived.
EPCOT Forever takes place over World Showcase Lagoon, as the torches around World Showcase go out.
Right at the beginning of the show, you’ll hear Walt Disney’s voice talking about EPCOT. It instantly sets the mood for this show, which is centered on EPCOT’s past, present, and future.
The next several minutes are a fun trip down memory lane for those who lived through or simply love the songs of the old EPCOT Center. During the show, you’ll hear snippets from a whole bunch of music that’ll hit you with a wave of nostalgia including Universe of Energy, Listen to the Land, music from Horizons, and (of course) Veggie, Veggie, Fruit, Fruit!
In its original form, the show featured some gorgeous fireworks, lasers, and seriously impressive “kites” that flew through the sky, though some of that has since been modified.
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If you’re hoping to catch the very last show of EPCOT Forever before Harmonious takes over, head to EPCOT tonight (September 28th) to catch the performance at 9PM ET. And remember that while Harmonious will officially debut on October 1st, you can catch it in EPCOT starting tomorrow, September 29th!
You’ll want to stick around DFB during the coming days as we cover EVERYTHING there is to see at Disney World’s 50th Anniversary celebration! Stay tuned!
Are you going to miss EPCOT Forever? Tell us in the comments!