Disney has announced that after the summer of 2019, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth will be replaced by a new nighttime entertainment show in Epcot. Having lit up World Showcase Lagoon for almost 20 years, IllumiNations is not the oldest nighttime spectacular currently showing at Disney (Fantasmic! started a year before IllumiNations, in 1998). Thankfully, Disney has given us a lot of forewarning, so make sure to get down to Disney in the next year if you want to see Illuminations again live before it goes the way of Wishes.
Epcot is currently in the middle of a multi-year transformation with new attractions anticipated across the park, including a new Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster and a Ratatouille attraction in World Showcase.
I’m sad to see IllumiNations go, but I’m excited to see what’s coming!
Special thanks to @magicalshannonmarie for the use of her photography for the featured image!