PHOTOS - Vast size of Harmonious barges apparent in pictures from World Showcase

Nov 19, 2020 in "Harmonious"

Harmonious barge construction - November 18 2020

Construction continues on the vast barges that will make up the show platform for the upcoming Harmonious show at EPCOT. 

We've known since seeing the barges from the air just how massive they are, but something that further puts this into perspective is how tall the barges are when some of the show elements are extended.

The picture above shows one of the rotating arms from one of the barges in the extended position, and it towers over nearby trees of the China pavilion. While we don't know all of the capabilities of the barges at this point, we do know that there will be water, lighting, video and pyro technic effects - along with a number of moving and extending parts.

Disney is yet to give an opening timeframe for the new show, with current nighttime shows suspended due to COVID-19. Speculation continues to suggest that we will first see a return of EPCOT Forever, to be then followed by Harmonious.

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Article Posted: Nov 19, 2020 / 9:21am ET
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Inspired Figment4 minutes ago

Seems the imagineer in question took a step back and realized his tweet may not have been in the best taste or the best course of action to take towards the show’s reception so far. I genuinely can appreciate & respect that. I just hope from now on, he’ll try to be more humble & the better example considering his position.

Squishy24 minutes ago

What did the tweet say?

Gringrinngghost46 minutes ago


stu190156 minutes ago

What was said in this Twitter spat?

egg1 hour ago

When our Spirit @WDW1974 returns you know shit hit the fan! Welcome back 🙂

egg1 hour ago

A surprising lack of maturity on display here! All I’ll say is, someone losing their job over a bad decision and bad attitude in response to customers isn’t cancel culture. That’s getting fired because they suck at their job.

UNCgolf1 hour ago

That's not how I read the tweet. It may be what he meant, but if so, he could have communicated better. It read (at least to me) like he was saying anyone complaining about the barges period is laughable and that there's absolutely nothing wrong with them. The telephoto shots are definitely part of it, but the second more accurate photo he used still looks terrible. I say more accurate rather than just accurate because a standard photo generally has the opposite problem from a telephoto shot in that it makes everything look smaller than it does in real life. Certainly not to the extent that a telephoto lens enlarges and compresses, though.

trainplane31 hour ago

By going to guest relations and filing a complaint. Not by bullying someone on the internet. While it is extremely bad show and unprofessional having someone involved with a project laughing at the fanbase, divebombing them on social media isn't the right answer.

creathir2 hours ago

Chris is not just calling out the telephoto comparison, he is being outright dismissive of the entire concern. Unless you have some other knowledge the rest of us do not, the tweet alone does not indicate otherwise. I have no idea if Chris is involved in the decisions surrounding these barges, but if he was, yes, he should be fired. Along with anyone else who is making such terrible decisions. I don’t wish I’ll will on anyone, but WDI should be held to a standard far above what they have been exhibiting as of late.

TalkingHead2 hours ago

Ego, pure and simple. The modern WDI mantra is “no one can touch us,” no matter how delusional that is.

TalkingHead2 hours ago

Do you think his tweet was disrespectful to paying customers?

MisterPenguin2 hours ago

I think it sums up what's wrong with Disney fandom in that their telephoto malarkey is called out and they have a cow over it.

ptaylor2 hours ago

This sums up everything that is wrong with the current WDI and likely the future generation of Imagineers. Clueless.

Inspired Figment2 hours ago

I honestly don’t want anybody fired. What I do believe however is that it’s wiser to be the better example and be humble rather than only make the PR worse by laughing at or mocking the fan response. He’s in a higher position & is supposed to represent Disney’s class & professionalism. Why doesn’t he just not say anything & wait for the final response when the final show has debuted?