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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Sept. 23, 2018

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

After nearly 20 years of delighting Epcot guests through music, fireworks, fire torches and more, we wanted to let you know that “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” will be ending in the second half of next year. 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.

During the coming year, we’ll be celebrating this classic show, so you still have plenty of time to experience it again and again, as excitement builds for what’s next.

The all-new nighttime fireworks spectacular coming to Epcot’s World Showcase Lagoon will be part of the park’s exciting evolution. For more details, check out our original Epcot Nighttime Fireworks Spectacular story.

We also looked ahead to 2019 this week and shared 19 new and limited-time experiences coming to the Walt Disney World Resort at the beginning of next year. Whatever your passion for Disney, there’s a dose of pixie dust waiting for you at all four parks starting January 18.

Visit Jeremy’s original 19 Walt Disney World Experiences in 2019 story to see the entire list and then book your vacation by visiting DisneyWorld.com.

Here are some of the other stories we worked on this week.


  • I was sad to learn “Illuminations” will be ending. It is a beautiful, inspiring show, with the most incredible music! My family lives on the west coast, and can’t travel to WDW often, so we will not be able to see the show again.

    It would be wonderful if the Disney company would make the show available via DVD after it ends, so those of us who can’t get to WDW next year can see it again. I’m sure I’m not the only Disney fan who would buy a DVD of the show in a heartbeat!

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