A Brand-New Attraction Is Coming to Walt Disney World’s EPCOT

EPCOT in Walt Disney World Resort
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Walt Disney World’s EPCOT was always designed to be a revolving experience, a constant ‘state of becoming.’ This theme park’s main inspiration was the ever-evolving world of advancement, technology, and nature.

After all, “Change is Nature.”

EPCOT Has Changed Since Its First Designs…

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In fact, when Walt Disney first dreamt of EPCOT, he was imagining something else entirely: a city. His famous quote reads:

So that’s what E.P.C.O.T is…an experimental prototype community that will always be in a state of becoming. It will never cease to be a living blueprint of the future, where people actually live a life they can’t find anywhere else in the world.

Any hardcore fan of Walt Disney World Resort will tell you that EPCOT originally stood for ‘Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.”

EPCOT May Not Be What Walt Envisioned, But It May Be Better…

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While the Disney Park is, well, exactly that: a theme park, and not a city, it still finds ways to honor Walt’s original vision. It’s always in a state of becoming.

In EPCOT, things are ever-evolving, just like Walt Disney wanted. While rides and attractions can’t always change or update as often as a constant ‘state of becoming’ requires, the nighttime spectaculars can!

That’s why it makes total sense for the Walt Disney Company’s latest announcement: an all-new firework display in EPCOT.

This new fireworks display is titled “Luminous: The Symphony of Us.”

Why EPCOT Is Great For Nighttime Spectaculars

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EPCOT is one of the best places in Walt Disney World for a nighttime spectacular. Not only does the theme park’s iconic Spaceship Earth attraction come to life with projections, but the fireworks show across the World Showcase Lagoon can be viewed anywhere in the World Showcase.

That means a guest in the Mexico pavilion and a guest in the France pavilion can watch the same fireworks display at once, despite being in entirely different areas.

EPCOT Forever

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Luminous: The Symphony of Us will feature iconic Disney music, fireworks, and even dancing water fountains. But at this time, these are the only details we have.

This new experience will debut on December 5.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.