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 - Beethoven
  • Flight of the Bumblebee, from "Tale of the Tsar Sultan" - Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Zampa Overture, First Theme - Louis Herold
  • Italian Concerto, Movement #3, First Theme - J.S. Bach
  • William Tell Overture, Second Theme - Gioacchina 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
  • La Vie Parisienne - Offenbach (France)
  • Days of Emancipation - Unknown (China)
  • Rule Britannia - Wagner (United Kingdom)
  • Tales of the Vienna Woods - Strauss (Germany)
  • Sakura - Unknown (Japan)
  • Espana Cani - Marquina (Mexico)
  • French Canadian Jig - Traditional (Canada)
  • Funiculi, Funicula - Denza (Italy)
  • Rhapsody in Blue - Gershwin (United States)
  • Custom Segue

Third Movement

  • Carnival Overture, Opus 92, First Theme - Antonin Dvorak
  • March of the Toreadors, from the operal "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" - 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 - Peter Ilyich Tschaikovsky

Technical statistics

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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Future World
Spaceship EarthMission: SPACETest TrackThe Seas with Nemo & FriendsTurtle Talk with CrushThe LandAwesome PlanetSoarin'Living with the LandJourney into Imagination with FigmentImageWorks: The What-If LabsThe EPCOT Experience Center
World Showcase
Mexico PavilionGran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three CaballerosNorway PavilionFrozen Ever AfterChina PavilionReflections of ChinaGermany PavilionItaly PavilionThe American AdventureJapan PavilionMorocco PavilionFrance PavilionImpressions de FranceBeauty and the Beast Sing-AlongInternational GatewayUnited Kingdom PavilionCanada PavilionCanada: Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360Epcot Forever
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Former Attractions
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World CelebrationWorld DiscoveryWorld Nature
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic RewindJourney of Water, Inspired by MoanaRemy's Ratatouille AdventureWondrous ChinaMary PoppinsHarmonioUSDuckTales World Showcase AdventurePLAY! (Animation Academy)
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