First Look at the Show to Replace Illuminations

It was announced earlier this year that Illuminations at Epcot in Walt Disney World would be replaced with an all-new show. Today at the D23 Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse event held at the Disney’s Contemporary Resort we learned more details about the new nighttime spectacular.
The new show will focus on music and the way in which it brings people all over the world together. Projections and advanced pyrotechnics will take center stage, all while holding true to the original message of discovery and unity that has come to define Epcot.  Moving fountains and lasers will also feature heavily in the show bringing a spectacular show that will be sure to wow! Sadly, this amazing show will not debut until 2020. However, a temporary show will be put in place to replace Illuminations until the new one begins.

The temporary show, titled “Epcot Forever,” will make its debut in the fall of 2019.  It will play for a very limited time and we are already in love with it. The show will, in essence, tell the story of Epcot, both from an Imagineering perspective and from a classic attraction perspective.  It will feature a soundtrack based on Classic Epcot Attractions. The show will begin with “one little spark” and crescendo into an amazing display of fireworks, music, and kites! It sounds like this writer will be crying throughout the entire show.

We were able to get a first-hand look at the artist renderings for the new shows. Check them out in the gallery below!

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