Replacement for IllumiNations Reflections of Earth confirmed to debut in 2019

Sep 17, 2018 in "IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth"

Disney has today announced a timeline for the replacement of Epcot's nightly firework spectacular IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.

Reflections of Earth will play through to the end of summer 2019, with the new show to debut immediately following the conclusion of "IllumiNations."

No other details were provided, but various sources have indicated to us that drones will be part of the new show, and expect to see familiar Disney characters and stories as part of the show.

Reflections of Earth debuted in October 1999 as part of the Walt Disney World Millennium Celebration, and carried forward the long standing tradition of the IllumiNations nighttime spectacular.

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Article Posted: Sep 17, 2018 / 3:06pm ET
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skiir972 minutes ago

Exactly. The things literally have anchors on them. They are never moving.

Brenthodge23 minutes ago

I love all the brainstorming and "trouble shooting", but you do realize they AINT going anywhere, right?

EPICOT32 minutes ago

Would it be possible to move at least the Ring of Death backstage each day? Then the other barges could be moved to more discreet locations.

Figments Friend1 hour ago

This makes me happy. Perhaps they will come to their senses and rethink things a bit. -

Lands of Wonder3 hours ago

Back in 1964 they built a permanent structure for the New York Worlds Fair to this day with neglect it still stands, maybe Epcot should have made something more like this for a permanent structure. You can also have a 370 display around the lagoon.

Touchdown4 hours ago

Not always, I remember filling out a WOC Celebrate survey after it floped. The questions were very direct and asked me why I liked/disliked the show.

Sue_Vongello4 hours ago

I doubt they are worried about the guest satisfaction surveys for this. Why should they? The surveys for this show will probably be good or very good (because “kewl Disney IP and music!!!”) but two practical things we should keep in mind and Disney should keep in mind (but won’t): 1. Their guest satisfaction surveys aren’t written in a way to even gain honest feedback. The questions are like “Do you like exciting new attractions with amazing technology? Answer: yes!” See? They will love the new show! It’s new AND it has amazing technology! 2. The survey of Harmonious will be focused entirely on specific questions about the show - they will not get any feedback on the impact the show elements have on sight lines or non-show time periods. They won’t even ask general questions about the show and most certainly not open ended ones. So the surveys will be very good or great and they will get to PR that news all over the place but of course it won’t be how most people actually feel.

UNCgolf5 hours ago

Probably has some automated moderation that filters out any offensive language and that's it.

RSoxNo15 hours ago

Alright everyone, open the floodgates.

MisterPenguin5 hours ago

DPB doesn't seem to be moderated any more.

RSoxNo15 hours ago

I posted that comment on the DPB post itself and surprisingly it was approved.

pdude815 hours ago

So far the theming seems to be on point, but I had a different reference in mind:

RSoxNo15 hours ago

You'd need more complaints than Rivers of Light.

flynnibus5 hours ago

Can we put the DHS courtyard stage in there too ? :)