IllumiNations 1993 Version?


New Member
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.

Magic Music

Playlist Author
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.


New Member
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?
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."