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IllumiNations 1993 Version?

Discussion in 'Disney Parks and Resorts' started by magicfan, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. magicfan

    magicfan New Member

    Oct 2, 2008
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    The wife and I first visited WDW in the fall of 1993. I am wondering what version of Illuminations would have been playing then? We really enjoyed it and I remember it showcasing music representative of each country, then that countries pavillion would light up simultaniously. I think I enjoyed that show better than the current one because of its more international theme, or maybe just becuase it was my first.
    Any feedback would be great. Thanks.
  2. Magic Music

    Magic Music Administrator Playlist Author

    Oct 29, 2002
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    You would have seen IllumiNations (1988-1996), produced by Don Dorsey, and sponsored by General Electric.


    Good evening, and welcome to World Showcase. Tonight we are pleased to present a visual journey, an international fantasy of music and light. We're about to embark on a sparkling abstract expedition around World Showcase. With the music as your passport, we'll discover sights and sounds from colorful ports of call. And to celebrate our journey, the countries will be united by the festive elements of water, fire, and light. And now, let your imagination be your guide, as Epcot Center proudly presents IllumiNations.

    Act I

    01. Symphony #5 Movement #1
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
    02. Flight of the Bumblebee from Tale of the Tsar Sultan
    Composer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    03. Zampa Overture first theme
    Composer: Ferdinand Herold
    04. Italian Concerto Movement #3, first theme
    Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
    05. William Tell Overture second theme
    Composer: Giachhino Rossini

    Act II: World Showcase

    06. Schedherezade (Morocco)
    Composer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    07. La Vie Parisienne (France)
    Composer: Jacques Offenbach
    08. Days of Emancipation (China)
    Composer: Zhu Jian'er
    09. Rule Brittania (United Kingdom)
    Composer: Thomas Augustine Arne
    10. Tales of the Vienna Woods (Germany)
    Composer: Johann Strauss
    11. Sakura (Japan)
    Composer: Traditional
    12. Espana Cani (Mexico)
    Composer: Marquina
    13. French Canadian Jig (Canada)
    Composer: Traditional
    14. Funiculi, Funicula (Italy)
    Composer: Luigi Denza
    15. Rhapsody in Blue (United States)
    Composer: George Gershwin

    Act III: Finale

    16. Carnival Overture Opus 92, first theme
    Composer: Anton?n Dvoř?k
    17. March of the Toreadors from Carmen, Prelude to Act 1
    Composer: Georges Bizet
    18. Alla Hornpipe from Water Music Suite, Movement #13
    Composer: George F. Handel
    19. Titan Symphony Symphony #1 in D Major, Movement #1
    Composer: Gustav Mahler
    20. Ode to Joy Symphony #9 in D Minor (Choral), Movement #4
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
    21. Prelude to Act III Lohengrin
    Composer: Richard Wagner
    22. Firebird Suite Finale
    Composer: Igor Stravinsky
    23. Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition
    Composer: Modest Mussorgsky
    24. Promenade from Pictures at an Exhibition
    Composer: Modest Mussorgsky
    25. 1812 Festival Overture second theme
    Composer: Peter Ilyich Tschaikovsky

    Post Show

    Versions of "It's a Small World" and General Electric's theme were played.
  3. magicfan

    magicfan New Member

    Oct 2, 2008
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    Thank You! that must be it because I swore I remembered IASW playing afterward and the image of the globe being rotated on Spaceship earth with the use of lasers. Is this available at Rodentsections?
  4. marni1971

    marni1971 New Member

    Mar 11, 2006
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    Yes. Search for IllumiNations - the Original
  5. Maestrojosh87

    Maestrojosh87 Member

    Mar 17, 2009
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    And the video is available too.
    Jeff Lange has just released a DVD of all of Epcot's nighttime spectaculars from that particular production of IllumiNations up until IllumiNations 2000: Reflections of Earth.
    It is so exciting to see. Once the fireworks begin right at the last note of "Rhapsody in Blue," you're just "Whoa."

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