EPCOT Forever to Return in 2023

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At last weekend’s D23 Expo, Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro announced that Harmonious, the nighttime spectacular that debuted at EPCOT for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World (but was supposed to debut in 2020 and be a long-standing offering), will be replaced next year by a new show.


The 50th anniversary celebrations end on March 31, 2023, but an official end date for Harmonious has not been announced. No details have been released for the new show, but it is not expected to debut immediately after the last performance of Harmonious.

Instead, EPCOT Forever is due to return (again) for the intermediary period. Disney had previously claimed that the show was permanently retired.

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If you aren’t familiar with the show, or want to watch it again before it returns, check out our video of the “last” performance below.

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  1. You can never retire a show that has the word “Forever” in it, hehe. Hopefully whatever comes next might involve removing the eyesore from the middle of the lagoon. Makes our “across the lagoon” World Showcase photos turn out better with it gone.

  2. it is so surreal and frustrating to watch this 50th “most magical celebration” slowly collapse on itself. how bad is it in these entertainment division meetings that the next logical step after building these massive barges is to back pedal to a mediocre show with jet skis flying LED kites? id probably laugh more and be less pi$$ed if i wasnt such an illuminations fan…

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