After years of rumors, Walt Disney World Resort has confirmed that IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth will be replaced in after it’s final summer run in 2019.
Illuminations Reflections of Earth debuted in October 1999 as part of the Walt Disney World Millennium Celebration as IllumiNations 2000: Reflections of Earth. The show as so popular that it started it’s now 19 year run. “During the coming year, we’ll be celebrating this classic show, so you still have plenty of time to experience it again and again, as excitement builds for what’s next,” the Disney Parks Blog stated as IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth is scheduled to conclude at its final summer run in 2019.
The news of the replacement was expected, as the lagoon, in July was cleared to get updated electrical work worth more than $2 million in preparation of the new show. The new show joins several previously announced experiences coming to Epcot, including the “Guardians of the Galaxy” roller coaster attraction, and a “Ratatouille”-inspired attraction in World Showcase.