IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth to Be Replaced by All-New Show in 2019!

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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.
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Epcot’s Future World through an UWA Lens

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As I prepare for my vacation to the Northwestern United States, I know I will be using my ultra wide angle (UWA) lens a lot throughout the trip. The Nikon AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Lens is a favorite of mine since I borrowed a friend’s for a Walt Disney World trip back in 2015. … Continue reading "Epcot’s Future World through an UWA Lens"
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A look back at Epcot’s creation

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The cover of Epcot’s pre-opening brochure, which gave detailed descriptions of each attraction to be featured in the first-of-its-kind park, which opened on Oct. 1, 1982. [Chuck Schmidt] Epcot celebrated its 35th anniversary last fall. With that important milestone came a commitment on the part of the Walt Disney Company to add new experiences to … Continue reading "A look back at Epcot’s creation"
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Fireworks and Monorails at Epcot

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A monorail passes Journey into Imagination’s Reverse Waterfall as Illuminations fireworks explode overhead.Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 15.7s, f/9, ISO 400, EV 0, 16mm Focal Length, Tripod. Scott is taking this week off to enjoy Fourth of July festivities which will include fireworks. It reminded him of this photo of a monorail passing Journey into Imagination’s Reverse … Continue reading "Fireworks and Monorails at Epcot"
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Undiscovered Future World Tour

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by Elizabeth Brown AllEars.Net Guest Blogger I took the Undiscovered Future World Tour in Epcot on Tuesday, May 15. Tour check-in was at 8:15 a.m. at the desk on the front side of the pin shop near Mouse Gear. This is a location change from last year when tour check-in was located inside the building … Continue reading "Undiscovered Future World Tour"
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On the Edge of Mission: Space

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How many times have you gotten home or back to your resort room and, when going through your photos, you find distractions around the edges? I used to have a lot until I trained myself to see the around the edges before pressing the shutter button down. Here’s an example of what I mean. I … Continue reading "On the Edge of Mission: Space"
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Four Parks of Walt Disney World

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Let’s take a trip around the world as in Walt Disney World with a twist. I created this collage using none of the usual park icons. The Four Parks of Walt Disney World. From top left: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in the Magic Kingdom, Imagination Pavilion in Epcot, Kilimanjaro Safaris in Disney’s Animal Kingdom and … Continue reading "Four Parks of Walt Disney World"
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Don’t Stand when Photographing at Walt Disney World

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Hey, listen up! Don’t stand when photographing if you want to take unique and different photographs at Walt Disney World or anywhere else. I will say most of the photos we take we are standing and it shows. They are not as interesting as there are so many of the same everywhere you look online, … Continue reading "Don’t Stand when Photographing at Walt Disney World"
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Mission: Anniversary Gift Autographs

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by J. Scott Lopes AllEarsĀ® Guest Blogger My parents are huge Disney fans and since we were going to be in Walt Disney World during their anniversary I decided to surprise them with a gift of an autographed card. My mission: to get as many character signatures as possible. To start the process prior to … Continue reading "Mission: Anniversary Gift Autographs"
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