Epcot’s Lagoon to Get Electrical Upgrades. Could That Mean Changes to Illuminations?

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Rumors have been circulating for some time about changes being made to Epcot’s popular nighttime show, Illuminations. The lagoon in the middle of the World Showcase where Illuminations is performed is getting about $2 million worth of electrical upgrades. Could that possibly mean Illuminations will be getting replaced or revamped?

“At any given time, we have numerous projects in varied stages of development across the Walt Disney World resort, and we have nothing to share at this time,” a Disney spokeswoman said in a statement when asked for comment.

Reedy Creek Improvement District, which is Disney’s government and provides services a typical municipality might handle such as roads and utility work, had a meeting Wednesday and voted to set a budget of about $1.8 million for “electrical upgrades” to the lagoon. They also approved $325,000 to buy materials which include transformers and switches. An additional $220,000 was set aside for engineering and construction inspection and survey work. But Disney nor Reedy Creek has elaborated more on what this will be for.

“I don’t know the details what they’re going to use it for, but that’s the request,” said Jason Herrick, manager for planning and engineering for Reedy Creek Energy Services, when he presented the two budget items during Wednesday’s meeting.

The work would include drilling and installing a new pipe from the American Adventure Pavilion across to an island in the lagoon.

No timeline has been set for the project.

Source: DIS

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