At D23’s Destination D today, Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek shared updates about the nighttime spectaculars planned for Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Among the announcements were updates on a new nighttime spectacular planned to open at Epcot in 2020. This new show will celebrate how Disney music inspires people around the world, and will feature massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics and lasers.
Before that new show debuts, there will be a limited-time experience called “Epcot Forever,” which will debut in fall 2019 and will feature classic Epcot tunes. “Epcot Forever” will begin with a spark of imagination that swells into an epic spectacle of fireworks, music, lighting, lasers, and special effects kites.
Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in May 2019 at part of the park’s 30th Anniversary celebration is the new “Wonderful World of Animation” nighttime show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The show will use state-of-the-art projection technology to take guests on a magical journey through more than 90 years of Disney animation, all beginning with Mickey himself.
As was previously revealed, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is also coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Technology will transform a two-dimensional cartoon into an amazing real-world experience.
The first-ever ride-through attraction themed to Mickey Mouse will feature a new original story and lovable theme song as it takes guests on a journey inside the wacky and unpredictable world of Disney Channel’s Emmy Award-winning Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts.