Dancing flames, cascading fountains and eye-popping fireworks synchronized to a dramatic musical score light the skies and decorate the lagoon of Epcot's© World Showcase during the all-new "IllumiNations 2000: Reflections of Earth".
The nightly spectacle, created by Show Director Don Dorsey, is the grand finale of each day's 15-month Walt Disney World© Millennium Celebration which began last October and continues through January 1, 2001.
"IllumiNations 2000: Reflections of Earth" begins with a cosmic event that leads to a ballet of fire and "chaos" signifying the origins of the planet. That mayhem transforms into a sea of floating pyrotechnic stars on World Showcase Lagoon, setting the stage for the appearance of the show's centerpiece, Earth Globe.
The dramatically spinning Earth Globe, a 28-foot diameter sphere, becomes a three-story video screen projecting vivid pictorial images that celebrate both human diversity and the unified spirit of mankind.
Covered with video screens in the shape of the continents, the twinkling, steel ribbed Earth Globe rotates on a 350-ton floating island that houses six computer processors, 258 strobe lights and an infrared guidance system.