Disney Parks After Dark: ‘Illuminations’ Brightens Epcot

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Tonight’s “After Dark” image was snapped at Epcot of the guest-favorite “Illuminations: Reflections of Earth” show.

This show, which debuted at the park in 1999, tells the history of our planet using pyrotechnics, water elements, projections, lighting and more. In case you haven’t experienced “Illuminations,” the story of the show is told in three parts: the Earth’s fiery birth, which includes flames and fireworks. Second is the “Triumph of Life” scene, in which a globe reveals the history of human achievements over time. Lastly, the “Hope for the Future” scene sends light into the sky as the globe blossoms like a lotus flower.

Learn more about “Illuminations” here.


  • IllumiNations* 😉

  • Whichever park I’m in that day…gotta finish at EPCOT to watch Illuminations!

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