• On May 19, 2021
    Nicole from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! I am hoping to start planning my trip for August 2021. I usually would always book dinner reservations at a restaurant in Epcot to get a good view of the Illuminations show. Does Epcot currently have any show/ fireworks before park closing?

    Hello, Nicole! I'm so happy to welcome you to planDisney where we love to help guests build Magical vacations. 

    Nicole, as August is fast approaching, let's talk about your trip planning! First, if you have decided on your travel dates, I highly recommend booking your vacation package or purchasing tickets as soon as possible so that you can make your Disney Park Pass reservations. In addition to a valid theme park ticket all guests are required to have a complimentary Disney Parks Pass reservation in order to gain entry. While there currently IS availability for August, the month of July is quickly filling up and in order for you to visit your desired park(s) or your desired date(s), I urge you to book those as soon as you're able. 

    Now, let's talk about my favorite park, EPCOT! Nicole, no matter how many times I stroll through World Showcase or feel the breeze on my face at Soarin' Around the World, I'm always eager to return! At this time as the Walt Disney World Resort continues to focus on enhanced health and safety measures, the nighttime shows and fireworks remain on pause. We haven't yet heard when we might see the return of these fan favorites, but keep a close watch on the Disney Parks Blog as Tinker Bell likes to sprinkle her pixie dusted announcements there first. 

    While nighttime shows aren't yet on the horizon, you can look forward to the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival that will be in full swing by August! With so many delicious dishes, I hope you pack your appetite! In between bites, my family loves to participate in the Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak Scavenger Hunt. This is definitely the only event where I can't wait to find a rat near my food! 

    Nicole, while likely not the news you were hoping to hear, I do hope it's helpful as you're planning for your upcoming trip. If you have any additional questions we hEAR at planDisney would be delighted to see you again.

    Wishing you a Magical stay, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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