PHOTOS - Second Harmonious show platform barge arrives in World Showcase Lagoon

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Second Harmonious show barge now in World Showcase Lagoon

The second Harmonious show platform barge was brought out into World Showcase overnight at EPCOT.

Despite poor weather today, crews are working on installing the new barge near to the Canada pavilion.

This is the second of what will ultimately be four perimeter barges, and one central barge.

Unlike previous EPCOT shows, the Harmonious hardware will remain permanently in the lagoon, somewhat disguised by daytime fountains.

Disney is yet to announce an opening date, but the show is expected to debut sometime in 2021. Click the gallery for more views from various points around World Showcase.

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Article Posted: Jan 12, 2021 / 10:42am ET
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HauntedPirate14 hours ago

You can put a fancy wrapping and a bow on a pile of 💩 but it’s still a pile of💩. Sight lines will still be disrupted because someone thought, “Bigger? That’s better, do it!”

aladdin20071 day ago

rumor is they are coming with their own new score..meaning gone will be the individual pavilions ambient music probably, which is a horrible shame. less pavilion music, less costumes too? (even if the intl cast program does return one day, I cant see Disney spending or caring on all costumes the pavilions had) As it was Norway had no music the other day inside or out....could have just been a tech issue that day in general I guess, but they are just undoing everything in this park and not for the better.

Notes from Neverland1 day ago

I'm really curious how loud the fountains will be once they're on and how it will impact the music and ambiance around World Showcase.

Figments Friend1 day ago

Yes, covering them with a water feature will be the better of those two choices......but the best choice would have been to have scaled these barges down in size. With four units, even at a smaller scale, I don't think any viewers of the Show would have had any trouble seeing what is on the screens. No matter where you are located around the lagoon, with four duplicate units a barge will be near you.....unlike the single central Earth Barge from ROE. So the oversized scale seems a mistake to me, especially considering that the oversized units cannot be moved offstage. -

UNCgolf1 day ago

I said the exact same thing either earlier in this thread or elsewhere. The fountains are going to be much too large; they will almost certainly look odd. It will be better than just having the barges sit out the way they are right now, but not exactly ideal.

Figments Friend1 day ago

The 'curtain of water' that is to be implemented to try to cover these 'burnt taco shells' with fountain features is not going to improve the sightlines in the lagoon. It's all about the sizes and scale of things at play here. The barges are far too large , and the planned water feature is going to also be too large for the body of water they are placed on. If these were smaller it might be passable and the fountain feature may have appeared rather nice, but at their current height and length it's going to be a eyesore no matter how many gallons of water an hour are careening over them. These are still going to be obnoxiously large objects blocking the views of what is one of the fundamental appealing design features of World Showcase. Freakin' floating tv screens..... :mad: -

GrandCanyonConcourse1 day ago

Glad to know you saw the fountains in action already

Figments Friend1 day ago

Indeed...we are in a era of 'biggest ever', alright.... Biggest ever blockheaded decisions by certain people and departments within Disney. -

HauntedPirate1 day ago

Apparently a character trait of the folically-challenged now-CEO?

HauntedPirate1 day ago

Nope. 20 minutes of ‘wow’ doesn’t make up for 23 hours and 40 minutes of ugly.

trainplane31 day ago

You aren't wrong but we're in a era of "biggest ever". Biggest box measured in SSE's, biggest barges, biggest budgets. Obviously they're a size=everything kind of person. wait what

mightynine1 day ago

Of course not. Especially when the company set its own higher standard for itself in the past. But hey, who cares about show these days?

yensidtlaw19691 day ago

Considering it ruins the view of the lagoon for the potentially 12 hours of operating day prior to the show, I don't suspect that even the most epically awesome version of Harmonius would be worth that. Especially when EPCOT has for almost 40 years had nighttime specaculars that managed to wow guests without gunking up the lagoon full-time.

Nunu1 day ago

Hmmm... not for me.