This is one of my favorite things to see while visiting Epcot! It is an amazing live pyrotechnic/fireworks with laser light, video display images, and a moving musical score; creating an inspirational feeling of deep joy and peace. I find it quite an emotional experience. If you do decide to stay after dark, you want to get to the World Showcase Lagoon by at the very least 8:45 PM in order to get that front row position. Be sure to wear warm clothing if you go during the late fall to winter months. It can go as low as 40 degrees by 9PM when the show begins.
As per Disney this is a three act show:
- Act 1: Chaos — Bear witness to the explosion at the dawn of time that brings about the creation of Earth, where you are invited to observe the Inferno Barge, a liquid-propane mechanism launching balls of fire 60 feet into the air.
- Act 2: Order — Behold the glowing Earth Globe as it glides peacefully to the center of the lagoon, illuminated with—and celebrating—the famous faces and achievements of our time.
- Act 3: Meaning — During this final act, the Earth Globe blossoms to reveal a torch and the glow of a thousand fireworks and laser lights that fill the night sky in a shimmering kaleidoscope of color and sound, propelling us into the future.
Each time I had seen it, it was featured at 9PM, however you may want to check this out when arriving at the main gate.
Reflections of Earth is an outdoor show and subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.