Your Walt Disney World Information Station
Results 1 to 7 of 7
Ask The Disney Experts Discuss Original name for Illuminations: Reflections of Earth in the Ask The Experts forums; My Dad asked me this question on our recent trip, and I wasn't sure of the answer. What was the name given to the first laser/firework show in World Showcase? ...
  1. #1
    bobbyt6's Avatar
    bobbyt6 is offline B-Ticket Holder
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    55

    Original name for Illuminations: Reflections of Earth

    My Dad asked me this question on our recent trip, and I wasn't sure of the answer. What was the name given to the first laser/firework show in World Showcase? Was it also called Illuminations? (I didn't think it was)

    I know someone here will know.

    Thanks!
    Bobby T

    "And Kelp..."
    "Seaweed"
    "Kelp!"

    - Horizons (R.I.P.)

  2. #2
    Jiminy Cricket's Avatar
    Jiminy Cricket is offline Ultimate Park "Hopper"
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    1,015; 2 miles from WDW in Central Indiana; Windermere FL
    Posts
    4,702
    It was IllumiNations.
    Lord High Keeper of the Knowledge of Right and Wrong, Counselor in Moments of Temptation, and Guide along the Straight and Narrow Path and Oldest Active DWT/WDW Radio Member

    DL: 1955* (1); WDW: 1977* (2), 1980* (2), 1985* (3), 1989* (3), 1996 (ASMu-3), 1999 (ASMo-3), 2000 (ASMu-2/PO-2), 2001 (ASMu-5), 2002 (ASMu-5), 2003 (ASMo-5), 2004* (8), 2004 (ASMo-8), 2005 (PC-10), 2006* (15), 2007* (20), 2008* (22), 2009* (26), 2010* (27), 2011* (32), 2012* (39), 2013* (36), 2013* (15), 2013* (9), 2013* (13), 2014* (40) Total Trips/Days = 26/353

    *Off Property

  3. #3
    Jiminy Cricket's Avatar
    Jiminy Cricket is offline Ultimate Park "Hopper"
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    1,015; 2 miles from WDW in Central Indiana; Windermere FL
    Posts
    4,702
    The first show was "Laserphonic Fantasy",
    Lord High Keeper of the Knowledge of Right and Wrong, Counselor in Moments of Temptation, and Guide along the Straight and Narrow Path and Oldest Active DWT/WDW Radio Member

    DL: 1955* (1); WDW: 1977* (2), 1980* (2), 1985* (3), 1989* (3), 1996 (ASMu-3), 1999 (ASMo-3), 2000 (ASMu-2/PO-2), 2001 (ASMu-5), 2002 (ASMu-5), 2003 (ASMo-5), 2004* (8), 2004 (ASMo-8), 2005 (PC-10), 2006* (15), 2007* (20), 2008* (22), 2009* (26), 2010* (27), 2011* (32), 2012* (39), 2013* (36), 2013* (15), 2013* (9), 2013* (13), 2014* (40) Total Trips/Days = 26/353

    *Off Property

  4. #4
    tjcjr is offline A-Ticket holder
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Massachusetts (much too far from WDW)
    Posts
    21

  5. #5
    tjcjr is offline A-Ticket holder
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Massachusetts (much too far from WDW)
    Posts
    21
    All you need to know can be found right here on this very website:

    "Laserphonic Fantasy", the park's first lagoon show, opened on June 9, 1984. It ran until January 29, 1998, when it was replaced by "Illuminations." "Laserphonic Fantasy" featured music by Don Dorsey called the "Festival of Festivals," which was originally used for the opening of EPCOT in 1982.

    Although it was the first lagoon show in Epcot, Laserphonic Fantasy" was the third version of World Showcase's nighttime shows. The first evening show was the "Carnival de Lumiere" which opened on October 23, 1982. "A New World Fantasy" followed in 1983 before "Laserphonic Fantasy" opened in June of the following year. On January 30, 1988, Epcot unveiled the first of many versions of "Illuminations." The nighttime water show continues today as "Illuminations: Reflections of Earth" in and above the World Showcase Lagoon.

    http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/tri.../ws_trivia.php

  6. #6
    bobbyt6's Avatar
    bobbyt6 is offline B-Ticket Holder
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    55
    I should have known. Next time, I'll do a more thorough search before posting.

    Thanks!
    Bobby T

    "And Kelp..."
    "Seaweed"
    "Kelp!"

    - Horizons (R.I.P.)

  7. #7
    MickeyBabe's Avatar
    MickeyBabe is offline Lady Administrator..................... Sassy but Humble Parks Game Player
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Second star to the right...
    Posts
    3,950
    Oh, no problem Bobby!

    We love answering questions here. Please don't hesitate to ask anything that comes to mind.

    ~ Valerie
    WDWRadio.com Senior Staff - Site Administrator
    *)
    ..*) .*)
    (. (. * Faith Trust and Pixie Dust*


    I'm a first day D23 Charter Member!

    One man's Trivia is another man's Wisdom

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •