Your Walt Disney World Information Station
Results 1 to 12 of 12
Trip Reports & Member Reviews Discuss New Appreciation of IllumiNations! in the Vacation Planning forums; I know this is almost sacrilege in the online community, but IllumiNations has never been my favorite of the nighttime shows. I liked it just fine, but liked Fantasmic & ...
  1. #1
    mritty's Avatar
    mritty is offline Fastpass Holder
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Selkirk, NY

    New Appreciation of IllumiNations!

    I know this is almost sacrilege in the online community, but IllumiNations has never been my favorite of the nighttime shows. I liked it just fine, but liked Fantasmic & Wishes better.

    Well, I just saw it for the first time since the Earth Globe went down for refurb. I'm blown away. I don't know what they did to the globe itself, but there are new images and scenes on the globe now, that I don't remember being in the show before. So very clear and sharp. And the storyline of IllumiNations that had always been rather thin in my mind is now much clearer and easier to understand.

    Two thumbs way way up for this improvement.

  2. #2
    mini-V's Avatar
    mini-V is offline Home at last near Mickey!
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Mickey's backyard
    This is good to hear since when I saw Illuminations just a couple of weeks ago, I was shocked not to see the globe. (I guess I wasn't paying attention when it the refurb was discussed. I don't often get to stay at the parks for the late night displays.) Anyway, the fireworks were appreciated by my niece, who was seeing Illuminations for the first time, but I was like....hmmmm...the globe????
    mini-V What will you celebrate?

    Adult daycare for the kid inside you.

  3. #3
    SnwhtNdwrfs's Avatar
    SnwhtNdwrfs is offline Dancing with the dwarfs!
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Being entertained by the voices in my head
    I love the music! Last trip we didn't get to watch Illuminations because my youngest doesn't like loud fireworks. But this time, we are taking earplugs and watching!

  4. #4
    Sonny Eclipse's Avatar
    Sonny Eclipse is offline Fastpass Holder
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Hershey, PA
    Great to hear that the new globe looks good.

    It was strange watching the show a few weeks ago without the globe. I'm looking forward to seeing it in a few months.

  5. #5
    ftg09's Avatar
    ftg09 is offline Fastpass Holder
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    On my last visit, I was sad not to see the globe too. I can't wait to go back and see how it's changed...time to start planning : )

  6. #6
    Yensid's Avatar
    Yensid is offline A-Ticket holder
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Hamilton, NJ
    Looking forward to seeing the new globe too.
    DVC Member
    AP Holder

  7. #7
    KrisL418's Avatar
    KrisL418 is offline D-Ticket Holder
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Fall River, MA
    last time i was there the globe was missing. that's cool that they brought it back, for some reason i thought they were refurb-ing Illuminations in general and the globe was gonna be gone for good.
    ~Pop Century~Sept '06~
    ~Boardwalk~Aug '07~
    ~Pop Century~Aug '08~

    <3 Stitch!

    College Program Wanna Be 2011

  8. #8
    wdfan's Avatar
    wdfan is offline Thinking Orange Thoughts
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Yea, I saw it a couple of months ago. Although I've always loved the show, I agree, great refurb! I also went back and listened to Lou's interview with Don Dorsey (again) earlier that day which that made the show better too. I think it was show #15.
    WDW Marathon '12
    WDW Goofy '13

  9. #9
    Spodie's Avatar
    Spodie is offline Fastpass Holder
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Yay for new images - I can't wait to see it! You know, I've seen the show dozens of times, but I've never really been able to see the images. Does anyone remember them? Did they tell a story, or are they just images?

  10. #10
    Disney05's Avatar
    Disney05 is online now Premium Annual Passholder
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Long Island, NY
    Was there last week and the globe was working. Love the music. Saw Hallowishes for the first time last week too, loved it. I think all the night time fireworks are great. The music really makes it.
    When you wish upon a star.....
    Adults are only kids grown up, anyway. WD
    ...That's the real trouble with the world. Too many people grow up. WD
    "For those who get it, no explanation is necessary. For those who don't, no explanation will do."

  11. #11
    disneyimagineer's Avatar
    disneyimagineer is offline You may notice that I'm not all here myself
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    wishing he was in the world
    Yeah, I just saw it for the first time this summer and I think it tied with Wishes for the best.
    "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."-Walt Disney
    TTFN, Ta Ta For Now!
    Can you stand on your head?

  12. #12
    StarsNStripes's Avatar
    StarsNStripes is offline 40th was amazing!
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Toledo, OH
    Illuminations is in my opinion, the BEST nighttime show. I'm moved to tears everytime I see it. Something about the show evokes a sense of unity among the world. The countries lighting up, the fire, the INCREDIBLE music. The last night I saw the show in March, it was pouring rain which made it even more amazing I think. Here everyone was, soaked to the bone, and I saw two little children, barefoot, splashing in puddles, dancing to the music. You could see the reflection of the fire in their eyes. Just reminds me of everything that is good in this world and how we take the tiny things for granted.
    I'm about as All-American as they come!
    Must get a new trip on the books! I'm dyin' here!

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

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