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Rumor New nighttime show at Epcot

BEARSHOUSE4

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For such big news, they’ve done a great job keeping this a secret! There was a mention a while ago about a new score being produced but that’s it. Can’t wait to hear about the changes. ROE will always be great, but it’s good to see WDW improving and keeping things fresh. Especially at Epcot.
 

n2hifi

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Way off topic, but I bought a calendar from a UK store last December because it wasn't available in the US (Anne Stokes). I never realized how small my world was. It lists a good deal of the northern European holidays (and U.S. for that matter). Now every time a non U.S. holiday comes up I research it. Drank my first wassail on Twelfth Night this year.
 
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trainplane3

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Wasn't there supposed to be a test that involved the possible tentative show this past week, if there was then how did it go? Or did I get it jumbled up with something else?
 

PalisadesPkteer

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Marni, selfishly, could you do some digging with your sources to follow up on this new development to the rumor? I’d be devastated if I couldn’t see Illuminations one last time before it’s retired. And seeing as I have to plan a flight from CT to see it one last time, I’m kind of relying on advanced notice. If Disney announces a change in the next few months, I’ll miss it.

I’ve always had an emotional attachment to Illuminations, and it’s my favorite thing to do in WDW. I know it sounds silly but it means a lot to me!
Hi CrescentLake. I live in CT also. ESPN is a mile down the road from me. I too would like them to keep the music and the theme and to just upgrade the show. Adding drones, bigger and better fountains would be fine if all else stays. Still would like a re-visit on the idea of having two or three large parts to a new earth globe. Bring them in 1 at a time and put them together for the show. Remember, Disney likes to cut costs recently. So maybe a good upgrade is still more desirable than completely new show.
 

Ninja Mom

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Fantastic article/interview about the creation, and ultimately, the end of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. Nothing truly news worthy but a great read.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/csylt/2018/06/21/how-disney-used-a-midi-keyboard-to-ignite-the-new-millennium/?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=yahootix&partner=yahootix&yptr=yahoo#5ea97b43610d
I really enjoyed reading this article and learning of Don Dorsey's impact on Disney entertainment. Thanks for sharing this. Be sure to click on and read the link embedded in this article talking about Dorsey's work on the parades. Here it is if if you missed it: https://www.forbes.com/sites/csylt/2018/05/26/the-secrets-behind-the-sparkle-of-disneys-parades/#694c4e866792

~NM
 

michmousefan

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Fantastic article/interview about the creation, and ultimately, the end of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. Nothing truly news worthy but a great read.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/csylt/2018/06/21/how-disney-used-a-midi-keyboard-to-ignite-the-new-millennium/?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=yahootix&partner=yahootix&yptr=yahoo#5ea97b43610d
Great article, thanks for sharing. Especially loved the part where Dorsey initially described the globe and what it did, and the Disney folks (even back then) sorta skeptically transcribed his elaborate vision... and then they executed it. Not sure if that would happen in today's environment; there'd be a bean-counter in the meeting, probably.

I hope that's not the case; I hope the new show with its drones and the like will be as much of a show-stopper as Reflections of Earth is, but I'm also enough of a realist to temper my expectations for the new show. The bar is raised very, very high.
 

brb1006

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I really enjoyed reading this article and learning of Don Dorsey's impact on Disney entertainment. Thanks for sharing this. Be sure to click on and read the link embedded in this article talking about Dorsey's work on the parades. Here it is if if you missed it: https://www.forbes.com/sites/csylt/2018/05/26/the-secrets-behind-the-sparkle-of-disneys-parades/#694c4e866792

~NM
I love the fact that Don Dorsey originally was going to compose Spectromagic (Then called Electromagic) before they went with a different composer.
 
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