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IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

Theme Park Ride / Attraction and Festival
Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista
  • Bob K.
    "Best view is between Mexico and Norway"(4 Tips)
    Undercover Tourist
    "watch IllumiNations from World Showcase Plaza with Spaceship Earth"(3 Tips)
    "Great views from anywhere along the lake in world showcase"(33 Tips)
    Steph C.
    "Anywhere in world showcase lagoon"(2 Tips)
143 Tips and reviews
  • scenic views
  • mexico and norway
  • fireworks
  • showcase plaza
  • live music
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  • Steffanie C.
    Steffanie Camilo2 weeks ago
    Best fireworks show!
  • Biz T.
    Biz Traveldude3 weeks ago
    Best show in Disney
  • Abdulrahman A.
    Abdulrahman AlajajiOctober 18, 2016
    Make sure to find a good spot before the firework starts ، I prefer Japan or Mexico
  • Clarissa M.
    Clarissa McDanielOctober 14, 2016
    Stake out a place early to watch this amazing display
  • Edwulf
    EdwulfSeptember 20, 2016
    Best locations is México pavilion, Italy pavillion or side of USA pavillion.
  • Pink 3.
    Pink 386September 14, 2016
    Definitely a must see while your in Epcot!
  • Captain D.
    Captain DeadpoolAugust 19, 2016
    Great fireworks! Watched it from in front of Norway and had no trouble seeing.
  • Hard R.
    Hard RockerApril 20, 2016
    Best views anywhere along the lagoon. I would stay upwind from the direction the fireworks smoke would go.
  • Cynthia M.
    Cynthia MednickApril 15, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    All around the lake is good, in front of France and Italy is nice, but sometimes private parties take these spots.
  • Greg G.
    Greg GApril 10, 2016
    Quite possibly one of my favorite fireworks shows. We had a good view from Morocco
  • Chuck R.
    Chuck RoslofApril 10, 2016
    The fire is real cool, but there's an awful lot of nothing but spinning globe.
  • Scott C.
    Scott ChristieApril 9, 2016
    Watch it from the bridge between UK and France. But get there around 1 hour before.
  • Jimmy B.
    Jimmy BMarch 18, 2016
    make sure to check the weather forecast for wind direction. don't stand in the area where the smoke will blow!
  • AJ T.
    AJ T.March 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great view of the fireworks ("IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth) while you enjoy sparkling wine and a delicious dessert buffet.
  • Rob W.
    Rob WFebruary 27, 2016
    THE BEST WAY to view the fireworks in Epcot!
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LegnerFebruary 23, 2016
    A very cool light show and fireworks. I would suggest using the fast pass and getting there early to get a good spot.
  • Kelly
    KellyNovember 23, 2015
    Decent fireworks show that incorporates lasers. Wish it lasted longer.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CSeptember 24, 2015
    A favorite.
  • Samantha B.
    Samantha BlackJuly 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Fireworks are incredible with fantastic music. Great atmosphere around the lagoon prior to showtime.
  • Ian W.
    Ian WardApril 30, 2015
    This show is pushing 15 years, but it's still my favorite WDW night time show. Something about the precision fireworks and engrossing atmosphere.
  • Harvey E.
    Harvey EnokidaDecember 23, 2014
    Another awesome Disney production.
  • Danielle T.
    Danielle TamlandNovember 9, 2014
    It was sooooo amazing. Gotta love the fireworks. And fyi don't try to make it around the world in just one day
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CASeptember 18, 2014
    The fp+ for this I feel is worth it.
  • Ayaz H.
    Ayaz HyderSeptember 6, 2014
    If you didn't get a FastPass+ for it, find a spot close to the railing at least an hour before showtime.
  • Sean L.
    Sean LebAugust 10, 2014
    A fantastic fireworks show that includes dancing waters, lasers, and an original soundtrack. A must see for visitors of Epcot.
  • Sophie H.
    Sophie HughesAugust 7, 2014
    Must see show!!
  • Erika M.
    Erika MurphyJuly 30, 2014
    One of my all time favorites!!!! :)
  • Wildmark L.
    Wildmark LionMay 3, 2014
    Best Firework Show at WDW! Get a front row seat!
  • Jack D.
    Jack DohertyApril 25, 2014
    Get the fastpass. The viewing area is right at the front of the international gateway and all the effects are built in a way where they're best viewed from that point.
  • Davo Fabrizio P.
    Davo Fabrizio PautaJanuary 1, 2014
  • Stephen L.
    Stephen L.December 23, 2013
    I don't like fireworks but I lived this show!
  • Robert P.
    Robert PhilcoxDecember 16, 2013
    The show runs longer this time of year for an added holiday encore. So the 14 minute runtime is more of a guideline.
  • Greg B.
    Greg BDecember 8, 2013
    I highly recommend getting a party boat. It is an incredible way to watch the show.
  • Dennis M.
    Dennis MarionDecember 4, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    A must see firework show ESP in the month of December.
  • Alena B.
    Alena BernalesDecember 2, 2013
    Great view right next to American theater
  • Sander R.
    Sander R.November 13, 2013
    Pay attention to the wind direction before you select a sport to make sure the wind doesn't blow the smoke in your direction.
  • Steve H.
    Steve HeyNovember 5, 2013
    Best view is from Mexico - amazing!
  • Meghan
    MeghanNovember 2, 2013
    Great views from anywhere along the lake in world showcase
  • Walt Disney World Resort
    Walt Disney World ResortOctober 10, 2013
    Want to have a perfect view of IllumiNations? Try going on the bridge between the UK and France Pavillions!
  • Jarrid C.
    Jarrid CrespoOctober 5, 2013
    Have you watched it in 3D???
  • Nick H.
    Nick HafeleOctober 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you happen to see a plexiglas box in front of you along the seawall, know you're in for an extra awesome show!
  • María Laura C.
    Best parade ever!!!
  • Bob K.
    Bob KamyszekSeptember 10, 2013
    Best view is between Mexico and Norway
  • Raquel P.
    Raquel PazAugust 30, 2013
    Don't miss it!
  • Becky O.
    Becky OrienteAugust 14, 2013
    Get a seat by the window in Hacienda for a great view of the fireworks!
  • Mel S.
    Mel StoneJuly 24, 2013
    iPads for recording the entertainment take away the quality for the other guests. Don't use them. Please.
  • Donna D.
    Donna DJuly 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch in England and exit International Gateway
  • Jessie B.
    Am I the only one who remembers and misses Tapestry of Nations???
  • Jack R.
    Jack RiddleJuly 1, 2013
    These people don't know what a firework show is. Come see Thunder Over Louisville in Kentucky, then you'll have something to "oooh" and "aaah" over.
  • Matthew E.
    Matthew EggertJuly 1, 2013
    L. A. M. E. - was given to us for a very bad check-in experience. Does not even begin to compensate for the horrible time at check-in.
  • Travis W.
    Travis WrightMay 16, 2013
    Don't sit by showcase plaza, stand up or you'll only get a view of ass.
  • Ricardo R.
    Ricardo RamiroApril 17, 2013
    Best fireworks show ever!
  • Marc L.
    Marc LorenzoApril 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure the wind is blowing away from your viewing location if you don't want a firework smoke cloud to engulf you!
  • Sean V.
    Sean VMarch 30, 2013
    Show started right at 9 as we were walking from Germany to Norway. I agree Norway is the best place to watch. Fireworks were shot off directly across from there and ended right at 9:13 pm. Great show
  • Richard J.
    Richard JonesMarch 25, 2013
    For a good view of the lagoon, please your seat at least 40 minutes before show time.
  • Paige T.
    Stage area near Canada is a great view.
  • Mallory T.
    Mallory ThomassonFebruary 23, 2013
    Japan is a great place to view!
  • Randy
    RandyFebruary 10, 2013
    Five minutes out of fifteen are great. The globe is 10 minutes of filler.
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley ReamsFebruary 3, 2013
    Get seats early the closer to show time the more crowded it gets
  • Camila P.
    Camila PerlingeiroJanuary 8, 2013
    I love watching it from the Port of Entry. Amazing view!
  • Kristin T.
    Kristin TangelJanuary 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best soundtrack ever!
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MyhillDecember 7, 2012
    Amazing, just amazing! Don't miss this show at Epcot!
  • artimus
    artimusNovember 22, 2012
    More than 26,000 feet of lights outline the World Showcase pavilions — a string long enough to stretch across the Golden Gate Bridge more than six times.
  • Scott D.
    Scott DamassaNovember 11, 2012
    The bridge near the walkway to the beach club has a great unobstructed view.
  • Danny
    DannyNovember 5, 2012
    If you have a chase credit card, you have a good view in between the two shops past Mexico!!
  • J C.
    J ChanNovember 4, 2012
    Fridays & Saturdays, show is at 10pm.
  • DisneyisLove
    DisneyisLoveOctober 27, 2012
    Be sure to be in the location where you would like to watch the show prior to the beginning of the show. Finding a nice view is difficult the closer it comes time for the show.
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan MurrayOctober 9, 2012
    Food & wine fest is sponsored by Chase. Show Ur Chase card for preferred viewing of Illuminations. Special area is by the Terra stand
  • Luis G.
    Luis GarciaSeptember 30, 2012
    Awesome. Go inbetween the two towers
  • Albear N.
    Albear NewbySeptember 12, 2012
    Watch the torches to find out which way the wind is blowing and avoid the smoke from the fireworks.
  • Lauren W.
    Lauren WannermeyerJune 30, 2012
    The best fireworks show in Disney! Better than the Magic Kingdom's Wishes.
  • J.T Jeff Armstrong EMT
    J.T Jeff Armstrong EMTJune 5, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    It actually 18 minutes long..
  • CJ H.
    CJ H.June 5, 2012
    Located between the rocks and trash cans directly across from the Off-Kilter stage, this area is easily defended against cutters
  • Karen
    KarenMay 30, 2012
    In front of the spot between Italy and Germany was great! Excellent view and some of the fireworks shoot off right in front of you!
  • Nick R.
    Nick RescinitiMay 24, 2012
    Don't blink, you'll miss the show!
  • Abby G.
    Abby GrayMay 23, 2012
    My fave, great show, small crowd. The crew did amazing. I like that it was bigger than Disney.
  • David F.
    David FitskoMay 21, 2012
    Handicap zone by the Duffy shop for the best viewing
  • Michael S.
    Michael SieveMay 21, 2012
    This is a must do fireworks and light show. If you only see one of the parks it is a toss up between this and Fantasmic!
  • Alyssa
    AlyssaMay 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The only place to see the whole show is inside the park. Take your time leaving and watch Wishes @ 10 from the parking lot!
  • Bonny P.
    Bonny PoohMay 12, 2012
    There is a great view inside the Mexican restaurant on the lagoon and they pipe the music in!
  • Cordelia H.
    Cordelia HumphriesMay 11, 2012
    Best two and a half hours of my life.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithApril 24, 2012
    Sing along with the songs and take pictures!
  • Jerry C.
    Jerry ColemanMarch 30, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Sit upwind for best viewing. Look at the torch flames to see where the smoke will go.
  • Markus
    MarkusMarch 12, 2012
    Best view of the show is from England.
  • Mikey Swift
    Mikey SwiftFebruary 11, 2012
    Get the spot in Showcase Plaza right in front of the planter boxes facing the water.
  • Frances
    FrancesFebruary 7, 2012
    Best Fireworks show I've seen personally! A whole lot better than Magic Kingdom, Disneyland, and local 4th of July fireworks
  • Megan
    MeganFebruary 3, 2012
    There's no such thing as a bad spot.
  • Darren M.
    Darren MichaelJanuary 11, 2012
    Parents with small kids, watch for deserted strollers near the international gateway. Can be a great way to avoid the "carry me daddy, I'm tired" syndrome (which is brutal on a hot night)
  • The Transit Navigator
    The Transit NavigatorJanuary 1, 2012
    Finish the day back at the World Showcase Lagoon for an unbelievable fireworks show!
  • Joshua B.
    Joshua BlakeDecember 30, 2011
    The Christmas version is amazing!!!
  • Katrina G.
    Katrina GDecember 27, 2011
    The loudest and most impressive finale I've ever seen.
  • David B.
    David BerryDecember 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The area between Mexico and Norway is great . The extra pyrotechnics for the Christmas season are great. seemed like 3 finales to us.
  • J.T Jeff Armstrong EMT
    J.T Jeff Armstrong EMTDecember 15, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    You need watch on mexico side of the pond.
  • J.T Jeff Armstrong EMT
    J.T Jeff Armstrong EMTDecember 13, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Great place watch is restroom near first aid.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MoodyDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Gondola dock in Italy is my personal favorite place to watch!
  • Alex M.
    Alex MoodyDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    If you stand behind the World Traveler shops they may open an extra even closer viewing area (If the wind is calm)
  • Lynne S.
    Lynne SluderDecember 5, 2011
    Check the direction of the wind before finding a spot to watch Illuminations or the smoke from the fireworks might blow in your face.
  • Steph C.
    Steph CappozzoDecember 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Anywhere in world showcase lagoon is a good spot except in Germany with those trees!
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MooreOctober 12, 2011
    Canada is not the best place to sit. A few trees and a stone wall that blocks your view.
  • Keith C.
    Keith CourtneySeptember 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best place to watch is between Mexico and Norway unless you're able to land a VIP spot. You want to make sure you can see both the water and sky without trees or smoke in your way.
  • Elizabeth A.
    Elizabeth AguirreJune 26, 2016
    Precioso es un sueño
  • David Robert
    David RobertFebruary 17, 2016
    Show espetacular! Senão pegou FastPass um bom ponto é ficar na ponte próximo da França, chegue com uma hora de antecedência para reservar lugar.
  • Gio Z.
    Gio ZamanoJanuary 21, 2016
    Un excelente show jajaja Siemens se lució
  • Luis J C.
    Luis J Carranza SJanuary 3, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Íncreible show de fuegos artificiales. La historia que cuentan y los efectos son geniales. Suele presentarse a las 22:30hrs.
  • Fred B.
    Fred BarbozaDecember 17, 2015
    Show noturno do Epcot. Uma grande ode à paz mundial. Fique atento às imagens de personalidade e cidades no globo terrestre...
  • Domingo N.
    Domingo NetoMay 22, 2015
    Belíssimo show de som, luzes, música e fogos de artifício ! As pessoas já começam a tomar seus lugares em volta do lago lá pelas 20 hs ! Apresse-se !
  • Jover M.
    Jover MartinsApril 17, 2015
    Encantador, mágico, vale a pena assistir.
  • Igor M.
    Igor MarianoDecember 20, 2014
    O melhor lugar pra ver o show é a Cantina de San Angel, em frente ao pavilhão do México, mas pra conseguir lugar é necessário chegar cedo, e perde-se um pouco da qualidade do som.
  • Jefferson C.
    Jefferson CostaOctober 17, 2014
    Uma das festas de encerramento mais tradicionais da Disney. Uma queima de fogos espetacular e emocionante na água. Não perca!
  • Kleber C.
    Kleber CisneirosSeptember 30, 2014
    Não vá embora de Epcot sem ver esse show, simplesmente fantástico, emocionante, não são apenas fogos, é muito mais...
  • Alerrandro C.
    Alerrandro CorreaMay 10, 2014
    Compensa muito esperar para ver. Dos shows de fogos da Disney é o mais bonito. Fique atento a música e saberá a melhor hora para fotos.
  • Francisco D.
    Francisco DuranMarch 5, 2014
    Simplemente me encantó... Vale la pena buscar un buen lugar para apreciarlo bien
  • Thaís Gascón
    Thaís GascónDecember 10, 2013
    Sensacional. Melhor show de fogos de Orlando!
  • Kleber C.
    Kleber CisneirosOctober 26, 2013
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