RUMOR: “EPCOT Forever” Fireworks Show May Return Soon Before Harmonious Debuts
According to guests in the EPCOT area resort hotels, the park could be heard testing the short-lived, interim fireworks spectacular “EPCOT Forever” overnight. With Harmonious not ready to perform until later this year (at the earliest), the temporary show could return, albeit altered, to perform on World Showcase Lagoon.
“EPCOT Forever” debuted in October 2019 with the end of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. It was meant to run all the way up until the debut of Harmonious, but then the park closed due to the pandemic. Obviously, when the park returned, fireworks shows were no longer in operation at Walt Disney World in order to keep people distanced. Now, with restrictions starting to be reduced, it may be time for nighttime entertainment to return to the theme parks.
If “EPCOT Forever” does return, it is expected that it will be without the kites due to all of the barges now littering the lagoon for Harmonious. The kites were on the chopping block before the pandemic began anyway, as sources had indicated multiple times that they may be cut due to their constant issues, or just to save money.
Disney has made no announcement as to when they expect nighttime shows to return and it has not been confirmed that “EPCOT Forever” is returning just yet. An announcement could come as early as this week’s quarterly earnings call for The Walt Disney Company though.