Bad news for fireworks fans, Epcot enthusiasts, and lovers of old-fashioned Disney tradition. On Monday, Disney announced that Epcot’s IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth fireworks show, which marked the closing of each day at the theme park, will end in the summer of 2019, after 20 years.
One of the park’s most complex shows, IllumiNations incorporates fire and water effects, fireworks, and an orchestral soundtrack. Its most iconic moment is when the 28-foot-tall globe projects various video images against the water. The show first debuted in 1999, and quickly became one of Disney World’s most popular attractions.