Walt Disney World’s latest nighttime show, Epcot Forever, now has a starting date and a few newly shared details.
The show, which begins Oct. 1, is the latest homage to the iconic theme park that celebrates various cultures of the world. The new show will have similar elements seen in previous shows such as IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth show, which runs until the debut of Epcot Forever.
“Epcot Forever is a celebration of what Epcot has been and is going to become. We are using some of the greatest aspects of the park over its past 30 plus years, especially the music,” said Alan Bruun, Epcot Forever show director with Disney Parks Live Entertainment, via a preview video.
The new show will introduce new elements such as special effect kites that light up in the sky, fireworks and many other aspects that make nighttime shows a must-see for guests.
Disney previously described Epcot Forever as a limited-time experience with a new show debuting in 2020.
This is one of many new attractions in the works at Epcot, including Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at the France pavilion and a new Guardians of the Galaxy ride in Future World.
In February, Disney announced it also will spruce up the entrance to Epcot, as well as redevelop the Wonders of Life pavilion into a new “Play Pavilion.” Those additions also are toying with the same 50th anniversary timeline. Renderings provided by Disney showed a dome-like projection attraction also could be at play for the new Play Pavilion.