Epcot Forever, a new nighttime spectacular at the Walt Disney World Resort, debuted on October 1, 2019, and this limited-time show is a celebration of the past, present, and future of Epcot built around the magical soundtrack guests have come to know at the park.
The new show lights up the skies about the World Showcase Lagoon, and features fireworks, lighting, lasers, and choreographed special effects kites.
Disney Parks Live Entertainment is collaborating on the show with noted conductor and composer Don Harper, who is producing all-new arrangements of classic Epcot tunes to weave into the soundtrack of Epcot Forever.
“Epcot Forever is a celebration of what Epcot has been and what Epcot is going to become,” said Alan Bruun, show director for Disney Parks Live Entertainment. “Music is the star of the show, and we use songs going back to the very beginnings of Epcot to music in the park today – from attractions, spectaculars and other shows – and put them into a fireworks spectacular on the lagoon every night. Guests are going to hear music they know and love but in a whole new way.”
If you are looking to catch Epcot Forever, don’t wait too long! The nighttime spectacular will continue running into 2020, however it will then make way for the debut of the next epic Epcot nighttime spectacular HarmonioUS.
The new HarmonioUS will debut at Epcot as the largest nighttime spectacular ever created for a Disney park. It will celebrate how the music of Disney inspires people the world over, carrying them away harmoniously on a stream of familiar Disney tunes reinterpreted by a diverse group of artists from around the globe. “HarmonioUS” will feature massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics, lasers and more.
While you are at the park, don’t forget to swing by the new Walt Disney Imagineering presents the Epcot Experience in the Odyssey Events Pavilion where you’ll discover engaging and interactive exhibits that showcase the innovation, energy, and excitement driving the park’s future throughout this unprecedented period of transformation.