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Well Illuminations this is it

Lands of Wonder

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I know this is still to soon but it sure is my last, it’s the show that had me hooked on Epcot and got fascinated with all the Disney shop operations. Who else has taken a whole new interest in Disney nighttime shows because of ROE, I’ve also taken a fascination to these types of show elsewhere as well as pyrotechnics. I sure have and it seems like it’s sparked many other great shows thruout all the parks. The last question is will you or were you able to hold it together seeing this show for the last time?

It’s kind of funny that I’m going to be walking out of Here tonight with some much needed and exiting news about Epcot. This shows that they may very well respect Epcot’s soul dream and original image despite the changes and additions.
 
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wdwmagic

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I know this is still to soon but it sure is my last, it’s the show that had me hooked on Epcot and got fascinated with all the Disney shop operations. Who else has taken a whole new interest in Disney nighttime shows because of ROE, I sure have and it seems like it’s sparked many other great shows thruout all the parks. The last question is will you or were you able to hold it together seeing this show for the last time?
My interest in Illuminations was the catalyst for this website. It has definitely been a big part of my Disney life.
 

Tom Morrow

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I never expected Reflections of Earth to last 20 years, but I'm still going to be incredibly sad when it's gone. Even after all this time, it still makes me emotional. It will be hard for any other show to match the majesty and beauty of it. I describe it as a symphony visually coming to life. Unfortunately, there may never be another nighttime spectacular like it, as Disney, for the near future, is going all on IP-focused experiences.

I hope the Earth Barge is spared and gets to live on somehow and I hope the torches stay.
 
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Raineman

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At the risk of being shunned on this wonderful site, is it bad that we've only watched this once in 10 years and 18 trips?
I've only seen Illuminations once in the 23 days I have spent at WDW over my lifetime, so no emotional connection to it, TBH. Having said that, I know how many people feel-I felt the same when they mothballed Wishes, which never failed to make my eyes leak multiple times, in favour of HEA.
 

Tavernacle12

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I’ll be seeing it for the last time in two weeks. I’m not excited. It feels like I’m going to a funeral. I’m hoping to catch it 3 times over six nights, I might go for more. I’m likely to just come out depressed.
Star Wars’ insanity made me unlikely to visit next year anyways, but the death of IllumiNations (and the extent to which I despise its replacement) could make this my last trip until the tail end of the 50th. Or longer. Or ever. My enthusiasm for WDW is just totally gone.
 

iHeartDisneylandCats

Proud Member Since 2016
I knew I was seeing it for the last time last September 14th. I held it together, and remembered it for what it once was.

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It was a bittersweet feeling. And thanks to a good friend for the great view(s).
Looks like you're living the dream Martin. You're so lucky, and of all the people who post here, you deserved that view the most.
 

iHeartDisneylandCats

Proud Member Since 2016
I have to agree with @Tavernacle12 . No matter how good the Reflections of Earth replacement is, it's always going to be something I resent because of what it is replacing. Between this and some other recent decisions, I would also count myself as someone who is losing their WDW passion. I'll always have a special connection to the place, but I've noticed that I don't care as much anymore. For example, the EPCOT main entrance announcement is something I have been wanting to see for years, and I'm very happy about it, but I didn't get as excited about it as I would have if it happened around 2015 or earlier.
 

Nottamus

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This April the wife and I are saying goodbye to ROE. ( all week, basically) Its always been our favorite from first trip to the end...

We booked a dessert party one night on our trip to say goodbye with pride. (cupcakes)
 

danyoung56

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I've seen all the versions of IllumiNations, and always felt a loss when they changed to a newer version. But I quickly came to love the newer shows as well as the old ones. I'm really looking forward to seeing what they do with this incredible show space, but I'll miss ROE after seeing it a couple more times in about 4 weeks.
 
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