The flavor-filled Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is well underway at Walt Disney World. But save some room for a dessert of the senses in the remaining weeks of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. The Orlando-area theme park’s light, sound and fireworks show will end Sept. 30 after a 20-year run.
Originally part of the Epcot millennium celebration, IllumiNations features pyrotechnics, laser lights, fire, a giant globe, barges and a soaring soundtrack. The display is so popular that Disney has released special commemorative merchandise such as buttons, pins, hats and shirts.
Oct. 1 will mark the first performance for the show’s replacement, a limited-run production called Epcot Forever with fireworks, music, lighting, lasers and choreographed special-effects kites.
Outside of IllumiNations, the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival’s Eat to the Beat series will bring concerts by country singer Jimmie Allen Wednesday and Thursday and ’80s pop star Tiffany Friday through Sunday. The shows are included with admission, which starts at $109.
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