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News Epcot Forever to debut as interim show before full Reflections of Earth replacement

Disney Analyst

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I say this with the disclaimer that I fully understand commenting on this, without seeing the fireworks show in person is dubious.

But I just watched the show online....and I am disgusted. What crap! I can't even expand beyond that blanket statement. The whole thing is garbage. We went from RoE, arguably the greatest fireworks show I've ever seen as an adult....to this garbage. I'm sick to my stomach.

We loses wishes to HEA - a cheap show filled with IP, devoid of any strong theming.....then we lose RoE to this garbage. I never thought I'd be emotionally raped by a bunch of TDO blowhards that don't know what they're doing....It might be time to postpone my next visit until they start bringing back quality.
I mean. Go off I guess? But HEA > Wishes.

just wait for the actual ROE replacement... you’re gonna steam from your ears when that debuts.
 

jrhwdw

Well-Known Member
Oh! This week is going well!!!!! EF was cannceld tonight! From what i got from Twitter, EF was delyed with very little info, not a lot of Announcements and Finally canceled at 10:47! People are NOT HAPPY with the lack of communication the last few days!! For the record I got this from Twitter. I'm nowhere near FL now, so someone can correct me in the situation.
This isn't good guys! WDW NEEDS to get their communication under control!!(if there was really was a lack of delay announcements)Most likely this was a 1 night fluke but if WDW can't keep Skyliner and EF running.... Something has to change and heads needs to roll!
 

spacemountaincarlo

Active Member
I hadn't seen Epcot Forever yet, and I had planned for last night to be the night I see it. I don't have a lot of money for park trips and I don't have access to a car, but when this show was first announced, I knew I had to see it. I bought 1d1p tickets for me and my SO basically just so I could see this show.

It was honestly so bizarre how they handled it, I've never seen anything like it from Disney but I wouldn't be surprised if this is just par for the course now. We had gotten a place to see it around 8:45 at night. After missing the 9:00 deadline, we were a bit concerned but we assumed it'd start up soon. At 9:10, they ran an announcement saying that the show had been delayed with no further info.

After this, they played this message in ten minute intervals basically, not giving us any other info and keeping us in the dark. Around an hour in I believe was when most people started leaving. I, however, stayed in my spot/moved to better spots once people left; I was really, really hoping the show was going to go on today.

Finally, at 10:39, they finally canceled the show with a very similar announcement to the delayed ones. It was over an hour and a half before the show was supposed to start and an hour and a half after the park closed and into EMH. As someone who had basically spent the money to experience this show, I was incredibly frustrated since my partner is in college and I'm fresh out of college, I had to save up quite a bit of money for this trip, and to not even see the show in the end with disheartening. I went to guest services and I also saw quite a few other people there I believe doing the same thing. If this would've been a long trip where this happened in the middle of the vacation, I wouldn't have even thought about doing this, but after airing my greviences to the cast member, she provided me and my partner new 1d1p passes to return to epcot at a later date. I believe they did this for anyone who had gone to guest services, but I could be wrong.

BTW, the real hero of the night was honestly my partner. She isn't really into Disney like I am, but she still waited for me the entire time, despite telling me that we should just go a few times in the evening. I'm really grateful she stayed around with me throughout this mess.
 

jrhwdw

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Here's more info, TC is reporting that the Torches and the Pre-Show Music never happened. Maybe the soundtrack was damaged??? IDK how....

I would hope they wouldn't cancel EF just becase the kites couldn't fly. Those would be just dead spots in the show. Most of us remember ROE actually added pyro when the Earth Globe was out of service for a while.
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
Here's more info, TC is reporting that the Torches and the Pre-Show Music never happened. Maybe the soundtrack was damaged??? IDK how....

I would hope they wouldn't cancel EF just becase the kites couldn't fly. Those would be just dead spots in the show. Most of us remember ROE actually added pyro when the Earth Globe was out of service for a while.
It was technical. Nothing to do with torches or kites. Or audio.
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
Epcot Forever? More like Epcot Whenever The Show Feels Like Working.

Really, feel bad for the crew. There's bound to be some technical issues with every new show. They'll work through it and get everything sorted.
As far as I can think they’ve never outright scrapped a straight fireworks show. We had a 9pm Wishes postponed until 1230am once but it ran. I’ve witnessed shows postponed due to various tech issues but they managed to pull it back. I’ve seen sync issues. I’ve seen FireOne and it’s PC crash at 8:58pm. Seen Wishes with no park pyro. Seen RoE with half the show faulty. Last night was different.
 

jrhwdw

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As far as I can think they’ve never outright scrapped a straight fireworks show. We had a 9pm Wishes postponed until 1230am once but it ran. I’ve witnessed shows postponed due to various tech issues but they managed to pull it back. I’ve seen sync issues. I’ve seen FireOne and it’s PC crash at 8:58pm. Seen Wishes with no park pyro. Seen RoE with half the show faulty. Last night was different.
WOW! Wishes delayed till 1230am! MK is determined! LOL! Was that during the Spectro/MSEP days or was it after MSEP left?

Saw a YT Vid of MNSSHP before Hallowishes opened where FITS restarted like 3 times??? Of course looked for the vid a month ago and couldn't find it.
 
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