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Closing Date Confirmed for Popular EPCOT Attraction

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We have finally confirmed some critical Disney news regarding one of Walt Disney World’s most popular entertainment options.

Walt Disney World is no stranger to creating magical experiences, and this year, they have outdone themselves with two incredible nighttime shows. Depending on when you visit the Parks this year, you can expect to see two different, but both exceptional, nighttime spectaculars. Today, Disney announced just what the timelines for these show’s transitions will look like.

EPCOT Forever

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A Change for Evenings at EPCOT

Right now, EPCOT Forever is currently performing nightly at EPCOT. EPCOT Forever is an incredible show that pays tribute to the past, present, and future of EPCOT. It celebrates the Park’s rich history and the many memories created by Guests throughout the years. From the iconic Spaceship Earth to the World Showcase, EPCOT Forever showcases the essence of what makes this Disney park so beloved and unique.

The show takes place on the World Showcase Lagoon, offering a stunning backdrop for the fireworks and lighting effects. As you gather with other guests around the lagoon, you’ll be transported into a world of imagination and nostalgia. The music, featuring beloved tunes from the theme park’s past, adds an extra layer of emotion to the experience.

This show has been a favorite for many years, but unfortunately, its time at EPCOT is coming to a close. However, just because it will finish performances for 2023 does not mean that it couldn’t possibly come back in the future. In fact, EPCOT Forever has been performing sporadically since 2021. While many fans love this show, the general consensus is that Guests are ready for something new. It has seemed like EPCOT Forever has lasted… forever.

EPCOT Forever

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‘Luminous’ Prepares for Debut

Following the closure of EPCOT: Forever, a new show is ready to make its debut. Luminous: The Symphony of Us is a brand-new nighttime spectacular debuting at EPCOT’s World Celebration neighborhood in early December. This show promises to be a celebration of the human spirit and all the connections we share. Through a combination of state-of-the-art technology, music, and stunning visuals, Luminous will immerse Guests in a breathtaking experience like no other.

Luminous: The Symphony of Us will fuse together elements from different Disney stories, showcasing the power of friendship, love, and unity. It will undoubtedly tug at the heartstrings of every visitor, leaving them with a profound sense of joy and inspiration.

EPCOT: Forever will be celebrating its final performance on December 4, with Luminous: The Symphony of Us making its debut on December 5. 

These nighttime shows really prove Disney’s dedication and ongoing effort to enhance the experience of Guests at EPCOT. The constant transformation of the Disney Parks helps keep it new and exciting for Guests visiting every year. Luminous: The Symphony of Us is looking to be an absolutely spectacular show, and fans are rightfully thrilled that it will be making its debut very soon.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.