This is something I am incredibly excited about! The new Epcot Forever show will replace Illuminations: Reflections of Earth, starting on October 1.
Music has always been an important part of the history of Epcot. I grew up visiting Walt Disney World all the time and when we weren’t there we would listen to the Epcot soundtrack tape. I still know most of the words to the songs and get excited when I hear them! This show is a “love letter” to old Epcot! (October 1st is an important day for Epcot as it opened on that day in 1982.)
Alan Bruun, Disney Parks Live Entertainment show director says that “Music is the soul of the show, because music has been the soul of Epcot ever since it began.” I totally agree.
The Disney Parks Blog LIVE channel will be streaming the first showing of Epcot Forever, beginning at 8:50 PM on October 1st if you want to catch it!
Here’s the description from the Disney Parks Blog:
“The show will bring World Showcase Lagoon to life with a spark of imagination that quickly grows into an epic spectacle of fireworks, lighting, lasers, special effects kites, and an incredible musical score.
From “Magic Journeys” and “Tomorrow’s Child” to “Listen to the Land” and “One Little Spark,” “Epcot Forever” features classic Epcot themes produced in fresh new arrangements. The music was recorded by the legendary London Symphony Orchestra at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios, with vocals performed by a talented choir of singers from across Central Florida.”
Not just adult singers but children vocalists too. That makes me smile. I can actually hear the songs in my head just by reading the titles. This is going to be amazing!
Here’s a look at how the music for “Epcot Forever” came together:
This show has me incredibly excited. It’s the one thing I want to see. Epcot is evolving and moving forward, and I get why, but for just that moment I would like to be reminded of what it was. (Please Disney, don’t cut corners on new Epcot!)
I can’t wait to see more for this show. Sadly, it’s only lasting for a short time till the new “Harmonious” comes. (I am not a fan of that name.) If you are an old school fan of Epcot, like me, make sure you get there to check out this show.
What do you think? Comment and let us know.
Source: Disney Parks Blog
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