Illuminations Command Center


If you look at the top of the temple in Epcot’s Mexico World Showcase from across the lagoon, you will notice a glass control room that must have one of the best views in all of Walt Disney World. I always assumed this was a security office — or maybe the office of Epcot’s “Head Honcho” — but yesterday I learned that it’s the command center for the nightly Illuminations show.

Illuminations is such a spectacle that it’s hard to imagine it isn’t run exclusively by some sort of Disney Magic™. I’m sure there’s plenty of magic involved but evidently the magician can be found pulling the strings at the top of the Mayan temple in the Mexico World Showcase. TMYK!

This photograph was captured with a Sony NEX-7.

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