Final Harmonious barges removed from World Showcase Lagoon at EPCOT

May 17, 2023 in "Harmonious"

Posted: Wednesday May 17, 2023 9:46am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

EPCOT's World Showcase Lagoon is now free of all the Harmonious show platform barges. 

Last night, the final two taco-shaped barges from Harmonious were removed from the lagoon and moved backstage to begin demolition.

With Harmonious now completely cleared, work can continue preparing the lagoon for the new show debuting later this year.

While Disney has not shared any specific details on the hardware configuration, we expect the new show to be much simpler than Harmonious, comprised chiefly of fireworks and lighting effects. No barges are planned to be left out of the lagoon, with the hardware expected to be brought out in the afternoon ahead of the evening's performance.

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peter1143514 hours ago

When did they add more to do?

𝕴𝖒𝖆𝖌𝖎𝖓𝖊𝖊𝖗9714 hours ago

Epcot always closed at 9pm when I was going in the 00s and 10s, with most of Future World closing at 7. But as they have added more to do, it seems logical to extend the hours. I don't really get it.

mattpeto14 hours ago

I also don’t remember Epcot closing at 9:30 pm last year either except during Festival of the Holidays because of Candlelight. There has been few exceptions IIRC.

maxairmike16 hours ago

SSE and the gardens lighting cycles between the 3 or 4 main "always on" color schemes after, but I haven't seen a beacons show post-fireworks in quite a while.

mattpeto16 hours ago

It’s absolutely absurd we can’t enjoy more park hours at night. Hollywood had a few solid weeks of 10 pm closings but it killed that too. It feels like Epcot lighting packages still runs post closing at least. I don’t know if the beacons still run though to be honest.

maxairmike16 hours ago

The lack of longer night hours for Epcot during the summer is a personal sore point, especially with the incredible SSE lighting package now. I don't know exactly when they stopped doing the shows after Harmonious/Luminous, but currently it's dark enough for only 3 shows prior to Luminous starting, and then nothing, really, afterwards. It's dark enough for Luminous, just barely, but it would still be nice to get at least another half hour or so of enjoying the park actually open and alive after dark with all the lighting additions they made.

ToTBellHop17 hours ago

Well, sunset starts moving up again in a few days at least. They should really delay it 15 min in June and July, though. It’s dark by 9 in August. It does stink that only deluxe resort guests or DAH ticket holders can see Epcot at night…

Epcot82Guy1 day ago

I was there Wednesday. Seeing it at twilight where it basically got dark during the show was kinda cool. Though I've admittedly seen the show a few times before. Not sure if it's would be as good for a first viewing.

Starship8241 day ago

Good to know.

Brian1 day ago

It's really not bad in person. Cameras tend to overexpose the twilight sky.

Starship8241 day ago

So they're just going to run it while it's basically still light out?

wdwmagic1 day ago

It is stuck at 9pm all summer unfortunately.

OSUPhantom1 day ago

The added pyro in the finale is very impressive. It already was great but they took it up another level.

Andrew251 day ago

I remember seeing Harm/Epcot at 9:30 during the summer... are they not doing that this year? Park would close at 9 back then still, but are they just cutting costs this year?