PHOTOS - Barge construction for Epcot's new nighttime show HarmonioUS

Nov 14, 2019 in "Harmonious"

HarmonioUS barge construction
Posted: Thursday November 14, 2019 8:34am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

These aerial photos show the construction of the new hardware that will power the upcoming Epcot nighttime show HarmonioUS.

Opening in 2020 and billed as the largest nighttime spectacular ever created for a Disney park. It will celebrate how the music of Disney inspires people the world over, carrying them away harmoniously on a stream of familiar Disney tunes reinterpreted by a diverse group of artists from around the globe.

According to Disney, “HarmonioUS” will feature massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics, lasers and more.

Pictured here is the fireworks marina next to the China pavilion.  The launch barges for Epcot Forever can be seen in the water, and on land isthe construction of the 3 of the barges that will support HarmonioUS. The old Inferno barge from Reflections of Earth can also be seen, and it gives an idea of the size of the HarmonioUS barges - which looks to be significantly larger than anything we have seen before in the lagoon.

Aerial photos for WDWMAGIC by @cchard.

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Vinnie Mac9 hours ago


brb100610 hours ago

It's an eyesore!

MisterPenguin1 day ago

I still call it The Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village.

Vinnie Mac1 day 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 Mac1 day 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 Wonder2 days 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.

Brenthodge2 days ago

Disney thanks you.

Gottliebjess2 days 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?

Incomudro2 days 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.

mightynine2 days ago

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

Giss Neric3 days 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.

Gottliebjess3 days 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

MisterPenguin3 days ago

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

Gottliebjess3 days ago

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