Poseidon service barges arrive in EPCOT's World Showcase Lagoon

Apr 07, 2023 in "Harmonious"

Harmonious barge dismantling - April 7 2023
Posted: Friday April 7, 2023 10:12am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Poseidon service barges are now docked in World Showcase Lagoon at EPCOT as crews continue the process of dismantling Harmonious.

The large floating service platforms are currently docked near the China pavilion. It isn't immediately clear what they will be used for, as we have typically seen them used to support heavy machinery during pile driving and other heavy construction.

Crews have been using the normal maintenance barges to remove hardware from the Harmonious barges, and these can be seen currently parked at The American Adventure. All of the Harmonious barges are still in the lagoon, and will be moved back stage over the coming weeks.

Harmonious had its final performance on April 2, 2023 and has been replaced with EPCOT Forever as an interim show. A brand-new EPCOT firework show will debut later in 2023.

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jpinkc17 hours ago

Let me guess its the Death Star landing pad. :) Ask the MASTER DISNEY!!!! Dont do more HARM!!!!!

stuart1 day ago

Would imagine that is the case. There's a piling within the hexagon as well which may be for a smaller barge to be moored against

TTA941 day ago

Yeah it’s very difficult to tell what is, if anything, in the center. For all we know, which has been very little lol maybe there is another barge coming? Zooming in on the center it looks like something low profile with maybe 3 small arm ish things on the sides? Maybe something that opens up? I’m probably reading way to much into it lol.

TheMaxRebo1 day ago

The concept art definitely shows fireworks going off in the middle - maybe this is just for a lower profile barge to get in that doesn't need as much infrastructure and is just for this purpose

Magicart871 day ago

Illuminated globe. 🤞

cjkeating2 days ago

Could be for a pyro barge in the centre? Or just to make maintenance easier so they can work from inside the barges and not just inside.

mattpeto2 days ago

The WDW rolling calendar runs to 12/4 and generally moves ahead one day overnight. Right now, Epcot Forever shows on the page for 12/4, which is presumably the last night of the show. I will be curious if Luminous has a page added tomorrow/Monday and some more details are revealed. It’s far enough in advance they might have the nighttime spectacular section blanked for a bit too.

TTA942 days ago

Yeah it does seem like something should be in the center of the dock.

SoFloMagic2 days ago

Could be pre-fab. Otherwise not sure why they'd need boat access to the central dock. Could just be a low profile fountain barge?

James Alucobond2 days ago

Even if it were still offset, the permanent infrastructure is low-profile enough that it wouldn’t be as severe a problem. The issue was that the off-centeredness was magnified by views of the enormous central ring while making your way down the entrance promenade.

trainplane32 days ago

Probably one of the funniest things about this is how the ring is perfectly centered around the old Illuminations dock. This show should be in the middle and not skewed like Harmonious. I think they heard that one complaint pretty loudly, even if it was a truly minor thing.

jrhwdw2 days ago

It would have to arrive backstage pretty quick for a Dec 5th Opening.

SoFloMagic2 days ago

I interesting that there's access to the center L dock. Wonder if we're getting a centerpiece barge?

stuart2 days ago