Full scale Harmonious test shows off impressive fireworks ahead of the show's debut later this year at Disney World

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Harmonious firework test June 3 2021
Posted: Friday June 4, 2021 12:31am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Guests in the EPCOT resort area were treated to a surprise performance of Harmonious late last night as Walt Disney Imagineering completed a full pyro test for the upcoming Walt Disney World nighttime spectacular.

The fully loaded firework platforms were brought out into World Showcase Lagoon around 6pm, with the show's designers stationed in World Showcase Plaza to fire the show a couple of hours after park close.

Along with giving guests a sneak preview of the full pyrotechnics design, tonight's test also confirms a 20 minute run time for Harmonious, making it one of the longest firework shows that Disney has produced.

Although the music was played around the World Showcase promenade, it was not really audible outside of the park at the BoardWalk, but "I Can Go The Distance" was heard very near to the start of the show. Other songs heard include "How Far I'll Go," "Arabian Nights" and "Reflection" from Mulan.

At around 8 minutes longer than past EPCOT firework shows, a significant amount of fireworks are part of Harmonious, which will be welcome news to those who thought the show may be screen heavy in place of fireworks. From tonight's test, Harmonious would appear to have more fireworks than Reflections of Earth.

Here is a look at the full Harmonious show as seen from the BoardWalk. Obviously the video screens, fountains and low level effects are not visible over the tree line, but a large amount of the show can be seen. The full lighting package also doesn't appear to be present, specifically the lasers. Be warned the video contains significant spoilers. 

We still expect to see a revised version of EPCOT Forever to debut ahead of Harmonious, which leaves the big new show to potentially coincide with the start of a big Walt Disney World anniversary celebration later in the year.

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Bocabear23 minutes ago

OK, now I can't unsee that.....lol

James Alucobond11 hours ago

The ring is like a giant shrug emoji when its arms are up. 🤷‍♂️

GimpYancIent11 hours ago

Just keep in mind the bigger, more intricate and technical the greater the opportunity for things to go wrong. The things in the lagoon are pretty big.

GrandCanyonConcourse11 hours ago

Hardly noticed myself

zapple11 hours ago

I just can’t with these things. There are no words to describe how hideous they are. Every time I go back I’m shocked at their intrusiveness.

Coffeeroasters16 hours ago

The new pics are showing improvement but it won't make the large structures go away. Would love to see a daytime test of the "fountains" that will hide the hardware........

danv316 hours ago

Heard this music on an elevator in Aulani and went directly to the gift shop to buy the CD. 😅

HauntedPirate18 hours ago

Don’t trip on the bar you’ve lowered to the ground, TDO…

TJ Vazquez18 hours ago

If you see someone complaining of sight line issues in the comments that’s me. Couldn’t help it.

marni197118 hours ago

WOW! I’m trying to convince you it’s suitable for the park!

DCBaker18 hours ago

mnelson320 hours ago

Something to note from the pic Disney released yesterday, won’t make that much of a difference but the arms and center ring do not have their coverings.

Thelazer20 hours ago

Your wrong on the inspiration... all I can say is China / Dubai / Macau

Lands of Wonder20 hours ago

Yes but nothing against Pink floyd, there not worthy of Pink Floyd’s set or genesis