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    EPCOT Forever question (on NYE)

    We're planning to visit EPCOT twice during our trip to WDW in December this year. Once on 12/22 and the other on 12/31. Does anyone know whether the EPCOT Forever show will be different on those 2 dates (i.e. is it likely to be a slightly different show or finale for NYE)? I'm not sure what used to happen with Illuminations.

    Just trying to decide whether to schedule it in for both nights or just for NYE.

    On a similar subject - is Fantasy in the Sky at MK (on 12/30) likely to be a different show to HEA on 1/2? Hoping to see Fantasy in the Sky from the Polynesian followed by our 7:30pm ADR at Ohana on 12/30 and I think I read somewhere that it has less projections than the HEA show, so makes it more suitable to see from afar? Then we'll watch HEA from inside the park on our last evening on 1/2.
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    Yes, Epoct's will be different at midnight on the 31st. They will have a special countdown not done any other time. They only do theirs on the 31st, not twice like MK
    Yes, MK will have a different show on the 30th. It will be the same countdown show they do at midnight on the 31st. These 2 nights are the only time those shows are done. They do "in the round" fireworks for those shows. 360 degrees, with more launch sites. It is decent from afar but honestly, having watched from both, I still prefer to be in the park for them. It's much more immersive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngiTN View Post
    Yes, Epoct's will be different at midnight on the 31st. They will have a special countdown not done any other time. They only do theirs on the 31st, not twice like MK
    Yes, MK will have a different show on the 30th. It will be the same countdown show they do at midnight on the 31st. These 2 nights are the only time those shows are done. They do "in the round" fireworks for those shows. 360 degrees, with more launch sites. It is decent from afar but honestly, having watched from both, I still prefer to be in the park for them. It's much more immersive.
    Thank you so much - that's exactly what I needed to know :-)

    I think I'll schedule in:-

    12/22 - 9:30pm EPCOT Forever
    12/30 - 6:30pm Fantasy in the Sky (from the beach at the Poly)
    12/31 - 11:40pm Epcot NYE show
    1/2 - 8:00pm HEA
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    Quote Originally Posted by nats80 View Post
    Thank you so much - that's exactly what I needed to know :-)

    I think I'll schedule in:-

    12/22 - 9:30pm EPCOT Forever
    12/30 - 6:30pm Fantasy in the Sky (from the beach at the Poly)
    12/31 - 11:40pm Epcot NYE show
    1/2 - 8:00pm HEA
    Keep the boat dock area at TTC in your back pocket.
    They have put restrictions on the beach at the Poly to banded resort guests only at times during Holidays. I have no idea if the early show on 12/30 fits that restriction or not. I know the late show on 12/31 does (and the 4th does)
    So, if they do have someone checking the beach, or it's otherwise closed you can watch from TTC

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngiTN View Post
    Keep the boat dock area at TTC in your back pocket.
    They have put restrictions on the beach at the Poly to banded resort guests only at times during Holidays. I have no idea if the early show on 12/30 fits that restriction or not. I know the late show on 12/31 does (and the 4th does)
    So, if they do have someone checking the beach, or it's otherwise closed you can watch from TTC
    Oh - that might spoil our plans a bit as we have an Ohana reservation at 7:25pm. How far is the dock area at TTC from the Poly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nats80 View Post
    Oh - that might spoil our plans a bit as we have an Ohana reservation at 7:25pm. How far is the dock area at TTC from the Poly?
    Oh, just 10 min walk, roughly

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    Quote Originally Posted by nats80 View Post
    Oh - that might spoil our plans a bit as we have an Ohana reservation at 7:25pm. How far is the dock area at TTC from the Poly?
    We have 'Ohana at that time as well! LOL! Yes there is a walking trail from the Poly to the TTC. Takes around 10 minutes to get there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyDanceMom73 View Post
    We have 'Ohana at that time as well! LOL! Yes there is a walking trail from the Poly to the TTC. Takes around 10 minutes to get there.
    On the same day?!! How funny :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by nats80 View Post
    Oh - that might spoil our plans a bit as we have an Ohana reservation at 7:25pm. How far is the dock area at TTC from the Poly?
    Do they still pipe in the music to the dock area at TTC?
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    Dec 2007 - WDW with DH and bump!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nats80 View Post
    Do they still pipe in the music to the dock area at TTC?
    Sorry, no idea. I've never gone there to watch, I watch in the park

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