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“Great fireworks- the images on the globe are just so-so”

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth
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$199.00*
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1-Day Admission to Disney World Theme Park with Transportation from Miami
Ranked #4 of 71 Concerts & Shows in Orlando
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Jackson, New Jersey
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“Great fireworks- the images on the globe are just so-so”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

It's quite possible that I just don't "get" IllumiNations, but I can't say that I'm in love with it. The fireworks are great, but the images shown on the globe as it rotates on the water don't do it for me. I understand the message and enjoy the concept, I like the way the nations are lit up throughout the world showcase, but I guess I'm just not moved as much as others by this show. It's definitely a must-see if just for the fireworks, though.

Visited June 2013
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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“4th Of July! Wow!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

The 4th of July firework display along with IlumiNations: Refections of Earth was incredible! I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to enjoy a very special 4th of July celebration at Disney. Throughout the day there were special events and even the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series as a bonus.

The fireworks show shown every night is worth the wait before leaving the park, but the bonus 4th of July fireworks "The HeartBeat of Freedom" was out of this world exciting!

The cheers from the crowds surrounding the lagoon...Bay Lake was wild at the end of the show. People were laughing and having a great time all day.

Will definitely go back next year!

Visited July 2013
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Crossett, Arkansas
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“Once is enough.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

I love the World Showcase but IllumiNations is a one time thing for me. Next time we'll skip and start heading towards the exit and avoid the crowds. If you'd like to have a great view of the show I recommend the Japan area. We were between the American and Japan pavilions and enjoyed some shaved ice (Cherry flavor is the best!). There's also a funnel cake stand there too.

Visited May 2013
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Cumbria
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“Disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

This is my 9th visit to Orlando and my last visit was 2009 ,things have certainly changed,standards have dropped ....dramatically.This show used to blow your socks off,now it's just ok,Certainly not worth hanging around for ,and it lasted just 10mins.Noticed a lot of Disney changes,a lot less magic and a lot more focus on how to get you to part with your cash,even has to pay car parking of $15 just to get dropped off.Disgusting! Shame on you Disney,as its basically stealing ,whichever way you look at it!

Visited June 2013
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Henderson, Kentucky
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“LOVE IT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

i love illuminations almost more than Wishes in MK the best viewing is at the entrance to the world showcase by the gift shops or in german or italy by the water.

Visited March 2013
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