VIDEO - Epcot Forever debuts at Epcot

Oct 02, 2019 in "Epcot Forever"

Posted: Wednesday October 2, 2019 10:52pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Celebrating the past, present and future of Epcot - the park tonight debuted its new nighttime spectacular - "Epcot Forever."

Composer Don Harper produced new arrangements of classic Epcot music for the 12 minute show, which includes "One Little Spark," "Universe of Energy," "Magic Journeys," "Celebrate Hand in Hand," "Tomorrow's Child," "Listen to the Land," "We've Just Begun to Dream," "Tapestry of Nations," "Golden Dream" and "Soarin'."

Along with fireworks, lasers and lighting, the new show features special effect kites, which are propelled over the lagoon by Jet Skis. The kites include both LED lighting and pyrotechnics.

“Epcot Forever” is set to perform into 2020, leading to the park’s next nighttime spectacular, “HarmonioUS.” IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth had its final performance on September 30 2019.

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mnelson3Sep 24, 2021

That is true and those things are bound to need a refurbishment at some point.

HauntedPirateSep 24, 2021

🤞

SquishySep 24, 2021

Maybe when the barges go down for refurbishment someday?

mnelson3Sep 24, 2021

Unless Harmonious is a flop and fails 🤣. Yeah that’s not gonna happen I’m sure.

wdwmagicSep 24, 2021

EF was a temp show between RoE and Harmonious. I don't think we will ever see it again.

montydysquith-navarroSep 24, 2021

With the "soft opening" of Harmonious on the 29th, I wonder what will happen to Epcot Forever? Is there a possibility of it being the new anniversary tag that could be used next year for EPCOT's 40th, effectively replacing the pre-RoE IllumiNations music that was used previously?

CrazydisneyfanlukeSep 18, 2021

For me it sounded like the live version of the song which was performed in Europe. You can't really find it on YouTube, but it is on Spotify (Click here). I'm 100% sure it is.

tparrisSep 17, 2021

Parts of the ToN score has been rearranged as part of the new Creations Shop music loop. You can hear it in the ResortTV livestream from Wednesday, from around the 15:41-18:00 time mark. The music that plays afterwards also sounds familiar, but I’m not quite sure what it’s from.

JohnDSep 17, 2021

Good song. Wrong place.

TrojanUSCSep 17, 2021

Will never forget opening night when this got booed around the lagoon.

MovieloverSep 17, 2021

I actually really like it, or at least the specific rescoring of it, they included different horns and strings which to me blends it well with the Epcot original music. I get why people have a problem with it but to me it was a good ending to the show.

DonaldDoleWhipSep 17, 2021

Another compliment I’ll throw EF’s way - the pre-show music is really fun. Not as serious as RoE’s, but very festive and bouncy. Really enjoyed walking around the lagoon and taking it in.

Richie248Sep 16, 2021

Excited to see this one last time. I've really come to love this show....mostly because I've always been a fan of "vintage" Epcot tunes....and yes "A Whole New World" is considered the "future" of Epcot/Ipcot.....

JohnDSep 16, 2021

Glad I picked up the CD (WDW Millennium Celebration)