Dozens of pilings now installed in World Showcase lagoon as preparations continue for new EPCOT nighttime spectacular

Jul 05, 2023 in "Harmonious"

World Showcase Lagoon firework platform construction - July 4 2023
Posted: Wednesday July 5, 2023 2:03pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Crews are continuing to install pilings in the center of World Showcase lagoon to support the infrastructure of EPCOT's new nighttime show.

So far, more than two dozen pilings are in position, with more on the way. Note that the pilings will be cut below the water level, and will not be visible.

Disney has remained very tight-lipped about the new nighttime spectacular, with only a single piece of concept art released so far. Disney has said the new show will debut later this year and will be the replacement for the now-closed Harmoinous show. EPCOT Forever will continue to play in the interim until the new show is ready.

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Starship82454 minutes ago

I don't know exactly how it works but I've noticed anytime they release a soundtrack from a fireworks show the show is always music that's not directly from the movies, for example in the CD of Once upon a time (Tokyo version) "I see the light" is a cover while in the show it's the version from the movie. They released all of Harmonious but again, those were all different versions. And Wishes and Fantasmic (OG). I suspect updated DHS Fantasmic didn't get a soundtrack release because of this. Although they never officially released Epcot Forever despite it being all new versions of those songs.

sparklejoy1 hour ago

Thank you! So that'll basically mean both Katharine and Shelea sing a new original song, but not the already known songs? Is that how it works?

Starship8241 hour ago

They haven't said but I suspect the two original songs will be on Spotify, I doubt the whole soundtrack will be released.

sparklejoy2 hours ago

Hi, I'm new here so Im sorry if this was already asked/posted, but will the songs of Luminous be released somewhere, like on Spotify? And do we already know which song(s) are performing by Katharine McPhee and/or Shelea? Do they sing more than one song each?

llewmmu3 hours ago

Mi amigos, stop the clucking. You sound like a bunch of old hens.

Disney Analyst3 hours ago

Complains when Disney posts too much, too early, about updates or new things. Timelines feel extra long, and Disney gives too much away. Complain when Disney decides to not post a lot about a new offering, which ultimately makes the timeline feel quicker, and gives little away. Complain that Disney replaced Illuminations, then complain that the newest show (which no one has seen), is not enough of a tech improvement. A tale as old as time…

jrhwdw3 hours ago

Prim. Fireworks never left? Yes, it's wonderful that Luminous is using them but EF 2023 used them the other night.

monothingie3 hours ago

What about the one that ran for 19 years?

monothingie4 hours ago

Just curious if you know how much did Disney write off for Harmoanious?

SaucyBoy4 hours ago

The usual cry babies will sit in this thread and write 10,000 word (or whatever the limit for a post is) comments about how this show is yet another sign that TWDC is dead and dying company, how much they hate their fans, and how they cater to a demographic they hate, and screech and moan about how their lives have been utterly devastated because a multibillion dollar company didn't kiss their lips and give them the treat they think they deserved. Wash, rinse, repeat.

monothingie4 hours ago

When you take something excellent (ROE) and replace it with two turds, then say the third one which follows the same basic formula of the second one is going to be the bestest ever, its okay be be insufferable.

Disney1923-20234 hours ago

AN ORIGINAL SONG, LET ALONE 2, Harmonious and EF didn't have any. LEAVING THE LAGOON EMPTY, better than Harmonious, and perimeter fireworks, better than EF. it is in fact MUCH better than the last 2

monothingie4 hours ago

So you're at best no better off than you were with the show you had two shows prior.

SaucyBoy4 hours ago

Guess you guys will learn to keep your complaints to yourself then. You children moaned and cried about Harmonious so they went back to basics and you're still not happy. The plus side of all this unstable hatred is that there will be at least one less insufferable guests in Epcot for my trip in three weeks!