PHOTOS - Preparations underway at Epcot for future nighttime spectaculars

Dec 20, 2018 in "IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth"

Epcot future firework show preparations
Posted: Thursday December 20, 2018 9:53am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Work is underway both onstage and backstage for the Illuminations replacement show set to debut in 2020.

In the fireworks marina behind the Outpost, ground clearing is underway on the site that will be used to build the floating set pieces that will be part of the new show.

In the World Showcase Lagoon, both of the islands are being worked on. Construction barges are working in the island closet to China.

On the second island near to Japan, barriers are in place, although heavy construction is yet to begin.

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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Epcot_Imagineer2 minutes ago

Is this just going to be a less impressive version of World of Color with fireworks and none of the engineering to make it disappear during the day?

monothingie3 minutes ago


jt0424 minutes ago

Soon people will be asking if the can add more barges. More everything. 😃

Thelazer25 minutes ago

Also I hate to say this, but the center ring screen, appears to be not the best as far as making out what is actually on it. Lets hope they kept it "low res" just for these shots, to save some surprises for the premier.

Thelazer28 minutes ago

Boy there is that zoomed in telephoto lens shot again.

jrhwdw40 minutes ago

That's SWO! LOL!!!!

GimpYancIent42 minutes ago

So it's looking like 1 October is the big Harm kick off. Or should I say igniting.

CastAStone43 minutes ago

Surferboy56746 minutes ago

Finally the 50th is shaping up to be something worthy of an anniversary.

DCBaker48 minutes ago

Here's an image from the announcement -

CastAStone53 minutes ago

Anyone know anything about Disney Enchantment at the Magic Kingdom?

jrhwdw56 minutes ago


CastAStone57 minutes ago

Just confirmed a 10/1 debut on Good Morning America