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IllumiNations was a fireworks show at Epcot. It debuted in 1988, replacing Laserphonic Fantasy, and ran until 1996, when it was replaced by IllumiNations 25, which in turn was succeeded by IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. Counting all versions put together, the legacy of IllumiNations lasted for 31 years, with the conclusion of Reflections of Earth coming on September 30, 2019.



The score to IllumiNations consisted of selections of classical music from around the world arranged by Steve Skorija and performed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra


  • "The Festival of Festivals" - Original theme by Don Dorsey

First Movement[]

  • Symphony #5, Movement #1 - Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Flight of the Bumblebee, from "Tale of the Tsar Sultan" - Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Zampa Overture, First Theme - Louis Joseph Ferdinand Herold
  • Italian Concerto, Movement #3, First Theme -  Johann Sebastian Bach
  • William Tell Overture, Second Theme - Giachhino Rossini

Second Movement[]

The second movement takes a trip around World Showcase with a song highlighting each pavilion with them lighting up as their song played. Morocco was omitted due to respect for the pavilion's religious architecture.

  • Scheherezade - Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov (Russia)
  • La Vie Parisienne - Jacques Offenbach (France)
  • Days of Emancipation - Zhu Jian'er (China)
  • Rule Britannia - Thomas Augustine Arne (United Kingdom)
  • Tales of the Vienna Woods - Johann Strauss (Germany)
  • Sakura - Unknown (Japan)
  • Espana Cani - Marquina (Mexico)
  • French Canadian Jig - Traditional (Canada)
  • Funiculi, Funicula - Luigi Denza (Italy)
  • Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin (United States)

Third Movement[]

  • Carnival Overture, Opus 92, First Theme - Antonin Dvorak
  • March of the Toreadors, from the opera "Carmen," Prelude to Act 1 - Georges Bizet
  • Alla Hornpipe, from the Water Music Suite, Movement #13 - George Fredrick Handel
  • Titan Symphony, Symphony #1 in D Major, Movement #1 - Gustav Mahler
  • Symphony #9 "Choral," Movement #4, "Ode to Joy" - Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Prelude to Act 3, "Lohengrin" - Richard Wagner
  • Firebird Suite, finale - Igor Stravinsky
  • Great Gate of Kiev, from "Pictures at an Exhibition" - Modest Mussorgsky
  • Promenade, from "Pictures at an Exhibition" - Modest Mussorgsky
  • 1812 Festival Overture, Second Theme - Pyotr Ilyich Tschaikovsky

Technical statistic[]

The hardware utilized to perform the show consisted of

  • 25 computers
  • 13 special effects projectors
  • 6 lasers
  • 11 searchlights
  • 12 huge wire mesh screens to project effects onto
  • 108 fountains
  • 783 pyrotechnic pieces
  • 550 theatrical lights
  • 680 strobe lights
  • 5 miles of building outlining lights
  • 50,000 light bulbs[1]


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New epcot logo
World Celebration
Spaceship EarthImagination! (Journey into Imagination with FigmentImageWorks: The What-If Labs) • !Celebración Encanto! (Opening on June 10, 2024) • Dreamers Point
World Nature
The Land (Awesome Planet Soarin' Around the WorldLiving with the Land) • The Seas (The Seas with Nemo & FriendsSeaBaseTurtle Talk with CrushMr. Ray's Pop QuizBruce's Shark ChallengeFinding Dory's Friends) • Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana

Seasonal: Living with the Land: Merry and Bright Nights

World Discovery
Mission: SPACETest TrackWonders of Xandar (Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind) • PLAY! (Animation Academy (Opening in 2024))
World Showcase
Mexico Pavilion (Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros) • Norway Pavilion (Frozen Ever After) • China Pavilion (Reflections of ChinaWondrous China (Opening in 2024)) • Germany PavilionItaly PavilionThe American AdventureJapan PavilionMorocco PavilionFrance Pavilion (Impressions de FranceBeauty and the Beast Sing-AlongRemy's Ratatouille Adventure) • International GatewayUnited Kingdom Pavilion (Mary Poppins (Opening in 2024)) • Canada Pavilion (Canada: Far and Wide) • DuckTales World Showcase Adventure
Disney's Yacht Club ResortDisney's Beach Club ResortDisney's BoardWalk ResortDisney's BoardWalk VillasDisney's Caribbean Beach ResortDisney's Riviera Resort
Current Entertainment
Luminous: The Symphony of Us
Former Attractions and Entertainment
Future World
Universe of EnergyJourney Into Imagination (Journey Into ImaginationUpstairs Image WorksMagic JourneysCaptain EO) • Imagination! (Honey, I Shrunk the AudienceCaptain EO TributeJourney Into Your Imagination) • Ellen's Energy AdventureHorizonsWorld of MotionWonders of Life (Body WarsCranium CommandGoofy About HealthThe Making of Me) • CommuniCoreThe Land (SymbiosisKitchen KabaretFood RocksCircle of Life: An Environmental Fable) • SplashtacularThe Living SeasInnoventions

World Celebration
Odyssey (The EPCOT Experience Center)
World Showcase
China Pavilion (Wonders of China) • Norway Pavilion (Maelstrom) • Mexico Pavilion (El Rio del Tiempo) • Canada Pavilion (O Canada!) • Epcot ForeverHarmoniousIllumiNationsIllumiNations 25IllumiNations: Reflections of EarthThe Soul of JazzAgent P's World Showcase AdventureKim Possible World Showcase Adventure
Seasonal: Millennium VillageTapestry of Nations