New Nighttime Spectaculars & ‘Beauty & The Beast’ Sing-Along Announced for Epcot

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Just moments ago at D23’s Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse, Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek shared an exciting update on the multiyear transformation of Epcot, including details on new nighttime entertainment planned for the park and additions to World Showcase.

Among the announcements were updates on a new nighttime spectacular planned to open at the park in 2020. This new show 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.

But before that new show debuts, there will be a limited-time experience Epcot fans will love, 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.

Bob also announced the name of the “Ratatouille” experience coming to the France pavilion, which will be called Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. He also shared that a new guest offering will soon debut at the France pavilion at World Showcase (in addition to “Impressions de France”) – a brand new “Beauty and the Beast” sing-along created by Don Hahn, producer of the animated and live-action “Beauty and the Beast” films. And, the Canada pavilion is also in the process of updating the existing O Canada! 360-degree show!

Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for future updates.


  • Will Martin Short be in the new Oh Canada! show?

  • Jeffrey, there is no irony.

    Andy, there is no “sending off”. The Epcot overhaul WILL stay true to the original vision.

  • Will there be any type of night time show at Epcot in April? Is it just “dark” from January until September?

  • It kinda sounds like there’s going to be a brief period of nostalgia to send off those fans who miss EPCOT’s original mission, followed by the new IP-driven status quo. I guess I’m one of them.

  • Pyrotechnics are fireworks…

  • Pyrotechnics ARE fireworks…

  • I hope no one misses the irony of creating a show called Epcot Forever and presenting it for just a few months.

  • No fireworks? What do they mean when they say pyrotechnics?

  • Looks like the magic that will be shared in Epcot will be something unforgettable to add to our Disney story, can’t wait!!

  • Do we have any idea when IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth will end? Any dates? Thanks!

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