EPCOT Forever Fireworks Rehearsal Bursts at Midnight

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Returning July 1, 2021, EPCOT Forever will soar overhead at the Community of Tomorrow. Not unlike Broadway or a feature show at Walt Disney World Resort, fireworks shows must undergo rehearsals and testing. Disney World Resort Guests staying in the EPCOT area were treated to a midnight session last night as Imagineers and Cast Members worked to perfect the show.

epcot forever testing at midnight over treeline
Credit: Endless Summer on YT

EPCOT Forever has been surprising us a few nights in the last month as testing for Walt Disney World’s return of nightly fireworks comes on July 1. Rehearsals have been booming overhead unannounced, which makes for a wonderful late-night surprise for those staying in the area. This exact scenario played out for those staying on Crescent Lake, like the Guests Staying at Disney’s Yacht Club below.

epcot forever from yacht club harbor
Credit: Endless Summer on YT

Endless Summer blended together clips of EPCOT Forever seen from the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel (owned and operated by Marriott) to show us the great lit sky they saw just a few nights ago. Here’s their vantage point of the Disney fireworks rehearsal.

Twitter user J’Tia (handle of @JTiaPHd) picked up on her extra perk of staying in the EPCOT Resort area last night! Watching from her Resort hotel Disney’s Resort Yacht Club, J’Tia commented, “Unexpected perk of resort stay! Midnight fireworks show at Epcot. Thanks, Walt Disney World!”

You can see quite a bit of firepower rising up over the International Gateway treeline, and I expect in the stillness of the night, between the booms, classic EPCOT tunes may be heard!

The Walt Disney World website describes EPCOT Forever as “Magical Memories to a Fabulous Future!” Be aware that shows may be canceled due to inclement weather, but the interim show will run until October 1 when HarmonioUS will begin in the World Showcase Lagoon.

Witness the wonder as the story of Epcot and its next incredible chapter come to life in this new nighttime spectacular. Behold the single “spark of imagination” that started it all. Watch it grow, evolve and transform into an epic nighttime extravaganza that stirs the senses and captures all you love about Epcot—and all that’s to come—with dazzling fireworks, stunning laser effects set to tunes that have become theme park favorites. – Walt Disney World Website

To schedule your fabulous Florida vacation to Walt Disney World Resort, contact the travel professionals at Academy Travel. They have the knowledge and expertise to help you plan the EPCOT-centered trip you’ve always dreamed of taking! Contact them at 609-978-0740.

Have you seen EPCOT Forever? Leave us a comment below about your favorite part of the show!

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