The Walt Disney World Resort today confirmed widely-held suspicions that Epcot will be replacing its popular IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth show.
Before anyone gets too concerned about the news, do keep in mind that this is the third version of the IllumiNations show, not counting holiday and anniversary versions. The original debuted in 1988, with Reflections of Earth bowing in 1999.
Whether Disney keeps the "IllumiNations" branding for a new production remains be seen. But there will be a new nighttime spectacular at Epcot.
"The Disney Parks Live Entertainment team is already busy creating new thrills to debut immediately following the conclusion of IllumiNations, continuing the tradition of nightly entertainment on the World Showcase Lagoon," Disney said in a statement today.
Disney is giving fans plenty of time to see Reflections of Earth before it closes, too. Disney announced that the production will not close until after next summer.
The new fireworks production is one of several new attractions coming to Epcot, including a Ratatouille dark ride in World Showcase's France pavilion and a Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster experience in the old Universe of Energy pavilion in Future World. Disney has not yet announced opening dates for any of these.Tweet
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