Walt Disney World has announced that after nearly 20 years, “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” will end its run in the second half of next year.
“IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” is planned to run until the end of summer 2019. It debuted in October 1999 as part of the Walt Disney World Millennium Celebration.
The Disney Parks Live Entertainment team is currently creating a new show that will debut immediately following the conclusion of “IllumiNations,” to continue the tradition of nightly entertainment on World Showcase Lagoon.
The all-new nighttime fireworks spectacular that will replace IllumiNations will be just one part of Epcot’s ongoing, multi-year transformation. Previously announced experiences coming to Epcot include a “Guardians of the Galaxy” roller coaster attraction in Future World, a “Ratatouille”-inspired attraction in World Showcase’s France pavilion, and a new table-service restaurant adjacent to Mission: SPACE.
Reminisce and watch our playlist of the various IllumiNations endings that the fireworks show has added for special occasions throughout the years:
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