Fans already knew that Epcot’s long-running nighttime spectacular IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth was ending its run this year, but during a Disney Parks livestream of the show this evening, we learned just when it would take its final bow — and when the new show Epcot Forever would arrive.

  • After a 20-year run, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth will have its final performance on September 30th.
  • The next day, October 1st, a new show titled Epcot Forever will debut.
  • Epcot Forever will celebrate “the past, present and future of Epcot,” and utilize music from the park’s history.
  • Of course the show will also include fireworks, lighting, and lasers along with choreographed, special effects kites.
  • New concept art for the show was also released:
  • Additionally, the Disney Parks Blog shared a sneak preview:

  • Ironically, Epcot Forever will only be a temporary feature as another new nighttime spectacular is in the works for 2020.
  • That currently-untitled show 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.”
  • For more on Epcot Forever and other upcoming additions to the Walt Disney World Resort, be sure to check out our Project Tracker.

Good to know:

  • If you are planning to see IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth one last time this summer, Disney does offer IllumiNations Dining Packages.
  • The cost is $85 per adult and $35 per child (ages 3-9), with tax and gratuity included.
  • Reservations can be made online here or by calling call 407-WDW-DINE.
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