With D23’s Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse happening this weekend, Disney is pouring out all kinds of news. Some of the most exciting news has to include the list of updates Disney is giving us about Epcot. Recently, we reported that Illuminations: Reflections of Earth would end its run in 2019 after giving us 20 years of shows. Now, we know that Epcot’s new nighttime spectacular will begin in 2020. Many Epcot fans will be pleased to hear that the new show will still maintain a global focus, using floating set pieces, custom LED panels, water, light, laser, and fire elements to take park-goers around the world.
You read right, though. Illuminations will be shutting down in 2019, but the new nighttime show won’t be opening until 2020. Fear not, Epcot will fill the interim with a limited-time show in 2019 called “Epcot Forever,” featuring “classic Epcot tunes.” Epcot Forever’s music will be joined by fireworks, lighting, lasers, and special effects.
I’ve got to say — these are some changes I’m very excited about! I’m already looking at planning to make sure I get down to Florida to see Epcot Forever while it’s around!
Thank you @magicalshannonmarie for the great Illuminations shot used in this post!