PHOTOS - Work continues in the World Showcase Lagoon for new Epcot nighttime spectaculars

Feb 19, 2019 in "IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth"

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Posted: Tuesday February 19, 2019 11:00am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

These latest photos show some extensive work taking place in the World Showcase Lagoon ahead of the new nighttime spectaculars set to debut over the next few years at Epcot.

Pictured above, work on the island near to China is continuing, with construction barges still in place.

Over on the island near to Japan, work is underway on adding a building, along with other additions.

Out in the lagoon itself, a number of new pilings are visible.

Disney's new Illuminations replacement show will debut in 2020.

The unnamed new nighttime spectacular will celebrate how Disney music inspires people around the world, and will feature massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics and lasers.

Before that new show begins, there will be a limited-time experience, called "Epcot Forever," which will debut in fall 2019 and will feature classic Epcot tunes. 

"Epcot Forever" will begin with a spark of imagination that swells into an epic spectacle of fireworks, music, lighting, lasers, and special effects kites.

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Father Robinson12 hours ago

Why are the pavilions lit? Has that been happening at night lately? Haven't been to tbe park since 2019.

wdwmagic13 hours ago

Yeah there has always been various pixels out in most of the tests we have seen so far.

Brenthodge13 hours ago

That should be the home page image for EPCOT on their vacation planning website.

marni197114 hours ago

If it was 5pm, the last barge was just positioned and an original content, awe inspiring show was in store that would be just about acceptable.

Speedy7115 hours ago

Can those lights be any brighter?

hpyhnt 100015 hours ago

I know it's just been early tests thus far, but there really is something "off" about the look of the fountains thus far. And I don't mean in terms of programming; I mean just how they look as fountains. I think it's a combo of the nozzles being spaced too far apart, strange installation points (the ones on the extending arms especially come to mind), and that there's just no way to mask the massive scale of the tacos.

MisterPenguin16 hours ago

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea. So twice five miles of fertile ground With walls and towers were girdled round; And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills, Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree; And here were forests ancient as the hills, Enfolding sunny spots of greenery.

networkpro16 hours ago

Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair! Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Thelazer16 hours ago

Just wait till they get hit with water all day.

CastAStone17 hours ago

Shoulda bought Samsung

mnelson317 hours ago

I see pixels out.

mnelson318 hours ago

I agree, the fountains do make it look worse.

ChrisM18 hours ago

While this is depressing, it is also gut-bustingly hilarious how they somehow look even worse with the fountains and water effects. In their next attempt, perhaps they'll try throwing a giant tarp over them. Just keep digging. Must be a pony down there somewhere...

HairyChest1 day ago

That’s actually pretty funny. The fountains will make the sight lines of the different countries disappear and all you can then see is the barges LMAO!