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IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

Earth Globe reveals a torch at IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth


World Showcase

Valid Park Admission Required

Age Interest

All Ages


12 minutes

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  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV


Holiday Entertainment

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth will be ending in the second half of 2019. The show is currently planned to run through the end of summer 2019 to make way for a new nighttime fireworks spectacular.

Pyrotechnics fill the night sky as balls of fire shoot into the air

The Story of Earth

Gather around the World Showcase Lagoon to witness the incredible history of our planet.

Part One: The Earth Is Born
Earth’s fiery birth begins with flames and fireworks erupting from the lagoon. Beneath a swarm of heavenly explosions, red and golden lights blaze on the shimmering waters. As the volcanic effects subside, a glowing globe glides peacefully across the waters.

Part Two: The Triumph of Life
Our individual stories culminate in one adventurous tale. The illuminated surface of the globe reveals the history of humanity and the achievements of our time.

Part Three: Hope for the Future
Comets of light race into the sky, before the globe blossoms like a lotus flower, revealing a torch ablaze with our dreams. A chorus of voices rises as the entire lagoon dances with bursts of joyous white light.

Blue and white fireworks explode over World Showcase Lagoon

Behind the Magic

All kinds of extraordinary technology and talent went into producing this spectacle. While watching the show, you’ll see and hear:

  • The Inferno Barge, a liquid-propane mechanism that launches balls of fire 60 feet into the air
  • The 350,000-pound Earth Globe, the world's first spherical video display system
  • Jim Cummings—the voice of Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and other Disney characters—narrating this nighttime spectacular

Glowing Mickey Ears light up as they sit piled together at night

Made with Magic

Make your night shine even brighter with an array of glow-in-the-dark accessories you can wear or wave around.

The lagoon is lit up by shimmering pyrotechnics

Know Before You Go

View the show anywhere throughout Epcot that offers a clear view of the World Showcase Lagoon. Since this is an outdoor show, it is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Entertainment is subject to change.

Show In My Plans

Reminder: this is not a reservation.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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