PHOTOS - How crews reach the top of the Harmonious icon barge

Mar 02, 2021 in "Harmonious"

Harmonious service barge accessing the top of the icon ring barge
Posted: Tuesday March 2, 2021 4:14pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The six story tall icon barge that takes centerstage in the upcoming Harmonious show presents its own challenges when it comes to maintenance and repair.

Although most of the hardware on the barge will be rated for long-life, there will undoubtedly be occasions when maintenance needs will mean access to the top of the barge is required. 

We caught a look at the service barge in action today, along with the high reach lift boom that sits on the platform.

When not in use, the barge is currently being stored alongside the American Gardens Theatre where the old IllumiNations Earth barge was often docked.

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Amused to Death10 hours ago

Kermit has joined the circus and is preparing to enter the Globe "Stargate of Death." 😆

owlsandcoffee11 hours ago

I'm not even going to be going to Disney any time soon. I can't afford it. In fact I haven't been to Disney world in years. My point is that if you don't want to go, that's fine but it will not make a bit of difference to Disney. Frankly I think the same is true of voting in certain contexts but I don't really want to get into that.

MickeyMouse1011 hours ago

It so weird that Epcot used to have a restaurant called "Stargate", now we've got an actual one. I wonder if Richard Dean Anderson or Kurt Russell will use it???

UNCgolf11 hours ago

Also that.

DreamfinderGuy11 hours ago

Fixed that for ya

UNCgolf12 hours ago

Unfortunately it will probably get great reviews for being a technical tour de force.

wedenterprises12 hours ago

I'm actually excited for this show to be terrible and get poor reviews so that they remove these things.

marni197112 hours ago

Part two.

HauntedPirate12 hours ago

It hasn’t earned an internal nickname of “mistake on the lake” for its charming appearance and blending into the background.

TrainChasers13 hours ago

This made me laugh out loud. Also the photo of the Kermit topiary really made me realize how bad these truly are.

Amused to Death14 hours ago

Planters on wheels, Disney's usual means of "hiding" things, outta do the trick! 🤣 "We want... a shrubbery! One that looks nice. And not too expensive."

Father Robinson16 hours ago


zapple16 hours ago

Yes, you’re correct, I took pics from every pavilion and got them confused. I’ll fix it.

brihow17 hours ago

This is the same argument people make when they don't want to vote in political elections. Every voice counts and if you don't like the way things are going, speak up or spend elsewhere. I used to go to WDW every year and haven't been in the last 5 years because our last trip was so unpleasant. I probably will go again but my trips are so much less frequent than they used to be.