We’ve talked about a potential replacement for Illuminations: Reflections of Earth before. But now the rumor mill is up and running once again, and it appears the end may be near for the longest-running fireworks show on the planet.
According to WDW News Today, the new nighttime show is being fast-tracked with the music being recorded this week.
It’s unknown when we might see this new show, but if that is the case it will likely be before the end of the year.
A new show is shown in lower righthand side of the “blue sky” imagined artwork from last year, but its unclear what is going on. It looks like there could be drones being used, as in the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics, but that’s just speculation.
There is precedent of drone usage at Disney Parks, as drones were used recently in Animal Kingdom for the Pandora media event.
IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth first began in 1999, and was first sponsored by General Electric and then Siemens. With Siemens suddenly ending their relationship with Disney, it’s likely that the new show will appear sooner rather than later.
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Disney has yet to confirm the ending of IllumiNations, or to announce a replacement.[Source: WDW News Today]
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