Orlando attractions

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

Finishing the day at Epcot, is the IllumiNations light, pyrotechnic and musical spectacular, which takes place over the World Showcase lagoon. This 14-minute show brings together the past, present and future of the world’s nations, with the world’s first spherical video display system - the 350,000 pound Earth Globe that is housed on a barge in the lagoon.


IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth at Epcot tells the story of our planet in three unforgettable acts.

  • Act 1: Chaos - Witness the ‘Big Bang’ explosion at the beginning of time that brings about the creation of Earth. Watch as the Inferno Barge, a liquid-propane mechanism launches balls of fire 60 feet into the air.
  • Act 2: Order - Behold the glowing Earth Globe as it glides to the centre of the lagoon, illuminated by famous icons and achievements of our time.
  • Act 3: Meaning - During this final act, the Earth Globe blooms to reveal a torch. A thousand fireworks and laserlights fill the night sky in a glittering kaleidoscope of colour and sound, lighting the way for tomorrow.


IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth can be viewed anywhere throughout the World Showcase that offers a clear view of the World Showcase Lagoon.