Fireworks Testing Taking Place at EPCOT Tomorrow After Park Close

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Fireworks Testing Taking Place at EPCOT Tomorrow After Park Close

Fireworks testing will be taking place at EPCOT tomorrow, June 23, after the park closes to the public. This will occur between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. ET, as noted in an advisory at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn we noticed today:

Fireworks Testing Tomorrow

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To better assist you in planning your stay, we would like to make you aware of scheduled overnight fireworks testing planned to take place at EPCOT…We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience. Should you have any questions or need additional assistance, our Cast Members will be happy to assist you.

Guests staying at the nearby resort areas, including Disney’s BoardWalk, Disney’s Yacht Club, and Disney’s Beach Club, may hear the rehearsals taking place — which could include bursts of fireworks, lasers, and smoke or fog effects.

New Nighttime Show Coming to EPCOT

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At the end of May, a crane arrived in the World Showcase Lagoon of EPCOT to begin construction on a new nighttime spectacular for the park. The tests tomorrow may be directly connected to this new experience.

EPCOT Forever is currently being performed nightly in World Showcase, though it’s just a temporary return until a new 100th anniversary spectacle debuts later this year. Our full video of the current show is available below.

Previously, Harmonious had replaced EPCOT Forever as the new permanent nighttime spectacular on October 1, 2021, using five barges within the waters of the lagoon to deliver an all-new 20-minute nighttime fireworks extravaganza. It featured a soundtrack of 15 songs in 13 languages from 240 artists around the world.

Despite the high budget and lofty expectations, Harmonious was short-lived, not enduring far beyond the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary celebrations — having its final performance on April 2 of this year before giving the spotlight back to its predecessor.

What would you like to see in a new EPCOT fireworks show? Let us know in the comments.

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