Epcot Forever Nighttime Show Debuts October 1 – IllumiNations Has Final Show September 30

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The limited-time nighttime show, Epcot Forever is scheduled to start nightly performances beginning October 1, 2019. The show promises to be a celebration of Epcot’s legacy. The new show will feature music from classic EPCOT Center attractions, along with fireworks, lighting, lasers and choreographed, special effects kites.

Before the new show can debut, we must first say goodbye to IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, which will be ending its 20 run on September 30, 2019. Epcot Forever will run into 2020, before it is eventually replaced with a more permanent, yet to be named, nighttime show. See details, concept art, and behind the scenes video below for more details on Epcot Forever.

Epcot Forever will feature fireworks, lighting, lasers and choreographed, special effects kites, accompanied by a stirring collection of songs that paints a colorful picture of Epcot. Disney Parks Live Entertainment is collaborating on the show with noted conductor and composer Don Harper, who is producing all-new arrangements of classic Epcot tunes to weave into the soundtrack of “Epcot Forever.”

“‘Epcot Forever’ is a celebration of what Epcot has been and what Epcot is going to become,” said Alan Bruun, show director for Disney Parks Live Entertainment. “Music is the star of the show, and we use songs going back to the very beginnings of Epcot to music in the park today – from attractions, spectaculars and other shows – and put them into a fireworks spectacular on the lagoon every night. Guests are going to hear music they know and love but in a whole new way.”


The current Epcot nighttime spectacular, “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” will end its dazzling 20-year run on Sept. 30, 2019. Now, more than ever, guests will want to bid the show a fond farewell this spring and summer to once again take in a nighttime extravaganza dedicated to the joyful history of humanity and the remarkable achievements of our time.

After it launches Oct. 1, “Epcot Forever” will continue into 2020, when it will then make way for the debut of the next epic Epcot nighttime spectacular as part of the park’s multi-year transformation.

Guests will be able to visualize the exciting plans for Epcot when doors open later this year to a new Experience Center. There they will discover engaging and interactive exhibits that showcase the relentless innovation driving the park’s future during this unprecedented period of growth.

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