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[11 Apr 2019 | No Comment | ]
End Date Announced for IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth at Epcot

The very last date for IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth at Epcot is September 30, 2019.
The new, temporary nighttime show Epcot Forever will begin its run on October 1, 2019.
IllumiNations has been a part of Epcot’s nighttime entertainment for the last 20 years and guests can still enjoy the spectacular all summer long.
Epcot Forever is one of two new shows coming to Epcot to replace IllumiNations. It will run nightly starting October 1, 2019, and will feature fireworks, music, lighting, lasers and choreographed, special effects kites.
According to the description from Disney, …

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[17 Sep 2018 | No Comment | ]
IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth Ending at Epcot in 2019

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, the long-running nighttime spectacular at Epcot, is ending in the late summer of 2019 after more than 20 years.
According to Disney, the Disney Parks Entertainment Team is already working on a replacement for the show.
IllumiNations started in 1999 as part of the Walt Disney World Millennium Celebration.
The new show is being touted as an “all-new nighttime fireworks spectacular” that will “be part of the park’s exciting evolution.”
The classic IllumiNations will be celebrated up until the summer of 2019 when it is replaced.
We’ll keep you updated as …

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[15 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
New Frozen Ever After Dessert Party Coming to Epcot

A brand new dessert party is coming to Epcot! The Frozen Ever After Dessert Party is set to replace the IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party beginning July 17.
The party includes desserts, fireworks, and a chance to ride the Frozen Ever After attraction.
The Frozen Ever After Dessert Party takes place in World Showcase Plaza East and includes drinks and desserts inspired by Frozen. Guests will also enjoy reserved seating for IllumiNations: Reflections of Eart.
Drinks at the party include non-alcoholic cotton candy lemonade or “melted snow,” while guests 21 and older can enjoy …

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[24 Jun 2016 | No Comment | ]
Celebrate the Fourth of July at Walt Disney World Resort

If you’re thinking about spending the Fourth of July at the Walt Disney World Resort we have some details on the entertainment options throughout the theme parks.
The Magic Kingdom is celebrating with ‘Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky’ on July 3 and 4. The 14-minute fireworks show takes place both nights at 9 p.m. above Cinderella Castle.
At Disney’s Hollywood Studios guests can enjoy the new ‘Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular’ at 9:30 p.m. on July 3 and 4.
And Epcot is celebrating July 4 with special …

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[14 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Resort Announces ‘After Hours Wind Down’ at Epcot

The Walt Disney World Resort has announced a new hard ticket event for Epcot guests that takes place after the park closes.
The ‘After Hours Wind Down’ takes place April 17 through September 15 on select nights – after IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.
Guests who purchase a ticket for the ‘Wind Down’ can then choose from four World Showcase locations: La Cava del Tequila in Mexico, Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room in the United Kingdom, Spice Road Table in Morocco, and Tutto Gusto in Italy.
Our friends at the Disney Food …

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[15 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Reservations Now Open for the IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party during the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Reservations are now open for the IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party taking place during the evenings at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.
The parties begin today, March 15, and will take place during Epcot’s nighttime fireworks spectacular IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.
Our friends at the Disney Food Blog are reporting that the desserts for the party will include an array of items from around World Showcase including Prosecco and tiramisu from the Italy Pavilion, baklava from Morocco, and Vanilla Pot de Crème from the France Pavilion.
The Sparkling Dessert Party will take …

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[21 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Spice Road Table Set to Open Soon in Epcot’s Morocco Pavilion

A new table service location is set to open in the Morocco Pavilion at Epcot.
Spice Road Table is located on along the World Showcase Lagoon, giving diners a perfect viewing spot for IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. The restaurant will be serving a variety of Moroccan small plates and specialty drinks.
Some of the dishes include zesty harissa chicken drumettes, an omelet with sausage, potatoes, and caramelized onions, mussels with preserved lemons and tomato sauce baked in a tagine pot, and jumbo shrimp in a spicy chile pepper sauce.
The design of Spice …

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[24 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on runDisney Hosting Nighttime Meet-up During Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort | ]
runDisney Hosting Nighttime Meet-up During Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort

At next month’s Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend, runDisney is hosting its first-ever nighttime meet-up with a select group of runners.
This Wine & Dine meet-up will begin with a special viewing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth followed by a chance to taste some of the food and wine featured at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Participants will also get a chance to learn about the cuisine from the festival.
The runners will also have the opportunity to hear from Olympic endurance runners and learn some tips about night …

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[6 Jul 2012 | One Comment | ]
Epcot Debuts New ‘Phineas & Ferb’ Topiaries

Last Monday, once all of the guests headed home after viewing IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, Disney cast members and horticulturists worked through the night to create two new topiaries at Epcot: Phineas and Ferb!
The following morning, Epcot guests were treated to the sight of these two new character topiaries, which look amazing considering it only took one evening for the team to create them. You can watch the video of the process below, and catch Phineas and Ferb in their new two-part show. Where’s Perry? Part 1 debuts July 26 …

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[25 Jun 2012 | One Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Announces July 4th Special Events and Fireworks

Are you going to be in Walt Disney World to celebrate July 4th this year? To prepare for the upcoming holiday, Walt Disney World recently released its schedule of special events for the Fourth of July, and guests looking for a fantastic fireworks celebration will certainly not be disappointed, with three of the four parks pulling out all the stops to deliver something truly special for this patriotic day.
At the Magic Kingdom, guests will be able to enjoy “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky,” a …