For almost 20 years, the nightly fireworks spectacular at Epcot was my absolute favorite entertainment. I couldn’t get enough of it.
From the beautiful musical score, to the perfectly synchronized pyrotechnics, to the integrated laser show, to the images projected onto the futuristic ball gliding across the water, it was spectacular. I could hum every bar and predicted every shot. It was 20+ mins of pure joy.
So I remember having the ultimate fan experience twice. First was taking the Pop Warner National Office team and second was calling in a big favor from our wonderful Entertainment team to take the YMCA leadership team. We loaded onto a small dock jutting out into the big Epcot World Showplace lake, so basically as close as you can get to being under this dazzling display. The first time we laid down and felt like we were truly in the show exploding high above us. The second time it happened to be raining so a different experience, but nonetheless priceless.
I have to admit I cried a few tears when seeing the final show in 2019 but, nonetheless, I hummed along and reveled in that final BOOM! Great memories indeed!