• On Feb 21, 2019
    Chris from MO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are staying 9/27 to 10/5. We would like to do the Frozen Dessert party at EPCOT and watch Illuminations. I have read that Illuminations is closing and being replaced with a temporary show. Do you know when it is closing?

    Hi, Chris! Thanks for venturing over to see us again at the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Let's help you end your Disney day on a spectacular note!

    Epcot has always been my happy place. When I was a kid, I loved climbing aboard Spaceship Earth and traveling through time. Now that I'm grown up, you'll often find me shopping and sampling the wares in World Showcase. There's so much to see and do at Epcot, and it's only getting better!

    As we've seen Epcot change and grow over the years, it's now poised for one of its most miraculous updates yet. We're saying farewell to IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth at the end of summer this year to make way for a new nighttime spectacular set for 2020. I don't have an exact date, but it appears that it will have signed off by the time you arrive in late September.

    We do know there's a new limited-time nighttime experience called "Epcot Forever" celebrating the Park's illustrious past that will fill the skies starting this fall. Again, we don't have an exact date, so be sure to check the Disney Parks Blog as your trip nears for more details. I'm so excited for this show!

    Chris, so much is happening at Walt Disney World this year! I hope you have a magical time at this incredible place. If you have any other questions while you're making plans, please stop by and see us again. We love to help!

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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