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“Excellent fireworks; silly sentimental song” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

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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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Excellent fireworks; silly sentimental song”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

Disneyworld does great fireworks. Choreographed, themed, spectacular. They certainly know what they are doing. The backdrop to the EPCOT fireworks is marvellous being over a lake. The show starts very well with colourful bangs, whizzes and light accompanied by energising music. Unfortunately this does not last long enough before a sentimental song along the lines of 'holding the future in our hands/we can all dream a better world/we are all brothers and sisters' etc kicks in. What fireworks has to do with this is anyone's guess. However, after an enormous globe has sailed across the lake and opened up like an orange (effective and, it must be acknowledged, pretty spectacular), there is a resounding firework finale. Which is great, but more fireworks and less mushy, adolescent sentiments would make the whole experience nigh on perfect.

Visited November 2013
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“A Little Different”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

This fire works show at Epcot is a little different then the ones at the other parks. There is more room to view them around the lake. More pirotechnics on the ground. It is well worth staying to watch.

Visited October 2013
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Cleona, Pennsylvania
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“What a Show!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

Perhaps one of the most 'must see" events at Disney. Great effects, well orchestrated and enjoyed by all. This will keep your interest from start to finish and you will be amazed. Start to get a good spot abut 30-45 minutes prior to show time as the best places will fill fast. Suggest looking around the beginning section of the worlds as you can see just about everything from there.

Visited May 2013
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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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“Not as good as I remembered it but still excellent!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

Disney does all the night shows well! They project scenes of the world on a big globe but it's too small to really see. All they would have to do is make the ball bigger which shouldn't be too hard for Disney. Fireworks and special effects are still great!

Visited November 2013
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“Touching”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

I have seen this show many times and it is always breathtaking and brings a tear to my eye. I can not think of anything I dont like about the show. The only think can think of if you are on the far side of the park when the show starts then of course they stop the boat shuttle then it is quite a walk back after a long day of walking. But that is it. You do need to have to pay to get into Epcot to see the show

Visited July 2013
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