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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mnelson31 day ago

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

HauntedPirate1 day ago


Squishy1 day ago

Maybe when the barges go down for refurbishment someday?

mnelson31 day ago

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

wdwmagic2 days ago

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

montydysquith-navarro2 days ago

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?

Crazydisneyfanluke8 days ago

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.

tparris8 days ago

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.

JohnD9 days ago

Good song. Wrong place.

TrojanUSC9 days ago

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

Movielover9 days ago

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.

DonaldDoleWhip9 days ago

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.

Richie2489 days ago

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.....

JohnD9 days ago

Glad I picked up the CD (WDW Millennium Celebration)