PHOTOS - First Harmonious show barge arrives in World Showcase Lagoon at EPCOT

Dec 11, 2020 in "Harmonious"

First harmonious show platform barge in World Showcase Lagoon
Posted: Friday December 11, 2020 8:34am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The first of the show platform barges for Harmonious is now out on World Showcase Lagoon.

Crews moved the barge from the backstage marina where the platforms are being built last night and anchored the barge to its platform in the north east quadrant of the lagoon close to Mexico.

In addition to a main central barge, there will be a total of four of these perimeter barges featuring 25' double sided LCD walls and moving arms.

Click the gallery for lots more pictures of the first Harmonious barge on the lagoon.

Each of the massive show barges will remain in the World Showcase Lagoon throughout the day, ending the tradition of IllumiNations where the barges were brought out late in the day each night for showtime.

To help disguise their presence, and to bring some kinetic energy to the lagoon, the platforms will use some of their water effects as part of a daytime fountain show.

When it opens sometime in 2021, “Harmonious” will feature massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics, lasers and more. 

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MisterPenguin3 hours ago

I still call it The Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village.

Vinnie Mac6 hours ago

Yeah. My family and I are either going in October or November. If we are going in October then I could probably keep myself from watching any spoilers. If we are going in November then I don't think I will have the mental capacity to wait another month 😂. Either way I'll probably just slip up and watch it anyway🤷🏾

Vinnie Mac6 hours ago

I've slowly (but not fully) grown out of calling HS "MGM" but if it makes you feel any better, I still often say Downtown Disney instead of Disney Springs 😂

Lands of Wonder1 day ago

I love the visuals and how they dome make it feel right out of a Disney movie, big compromise I think for Epcot, I’d rather see them on a water screen.

Brenthodge1 day ago

Disney thanks you.

Gottliebjess1 day ago

I guess for me the idea is I know it’s for what I think and hope will be for a fantastic nighttime spectacular so it has a purpose and I can say not attractive but totally worth. Ends justify the means I guess in my mind?

Incomudro1 day ago

This is more than just a perfect sightline hindered. This is a huge amount of industrial looking clutter that ruins the whole theme of the area.

mightynine1 day ago

I was there before there even was a MGM studios to get the name wrong, ya whippersnapper

Giss Neric1 day ago

Good luck avoiding spoilers unless you don't have any social media accounts. I have accepted that I will have to watch it on it's debut from YouTube even though we have a planned trip in December.

Gottliebjess1 day ago

Yes! The music sounded amazing and I LOVE they have folks native to those countries and cultures doing the music and signing. One could say it’s harmonious

MisterPenguin1 day ago

Maybe just another 13 years will help break the habit! ;)

Gottliebjess1 day ago

Doesn’t bug me. A perfect sight line isn’t something that’s going to upset me.

mightynine1 day ago

What if you’re like me and call it MGM out of a habit I’ve yet been able to break? Though I’ve gotten better at just calling it Studios.

MisterPenguin1 day ago

It's not HarmonioUS anymore, just Harmonious, or HARMONIOUS. Unless you're one of the cool kids that still boasts how you still call Disney Hollywood Studios "MGM" (which wasn't it's full name to begin with), then you can still use HarmonioUS. ;)