PHOTO - EPCOT's Harmonious show platform barges to be used as daytime fountains in World Showcase Lagoon

Nov 20, 2020 in "Harmonious"

Harmonious daytime show concept art
Posted: Friday November 20, 2020 9:32am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has this evening confirmed that the show platform barges that are currently being built for Harmonious will be used for daytime fountains in World Showcase Lagoon.

The huge barges, seen above backstage in the marina, 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.

Also confirmed today is that the central barge with the large 6 story ring will be a water screen, formed with water originating from the ring. Each of the surrounding barges features 25' double sided LCD walls, and across all four perimeter barges there are 54' moving arms.

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

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Vinnie Mac1 day ago

It was insane. The theme park community on Roblox is one dedicated community. Haven't gotten that excited over a kid game in so long.

trainplane31 day ago

I saw that too. Tons of effort went into that and it came out great considering the limits of Roblox. The fact the arms move correctly is really neat.

Vinnie Mac1 day ago

Alright so I know most people here probably don't even know what Roblox is, but I just wanted to share this with anyone who's interested. A group called "WED Imagineering" recreated HarmonioUS in the game Roblox. Gotta say, was pretty impressive.

Vinnie Mac1 day ago

I've noticed that the Stargate projections don't break as often as they used to.

Squishy1 day ago

Seems like they do a lot of Disney shows MBA collaborated with Disney to produce these wonderfully magic moments from parks around the world. Projects range from castle projection shows from Paris, Shanghai, Tokyo and Disneyland to musical Broadway-style spectaculars on Disney Cruise Lines, water projection shows at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, California Adventure and Disneyland and much more.

trainplane32 days ago

It looks like Martin Brinkerhoff Associates had a hand in the show? Not anything we haven't seen before but some unique angles. A company with over a quarter century of creativity, international expertise, a portfolio of thousands of projects, a passion for technical wizardry, and a can-do attitude. Whether it's an entertainment spectacle, live performance, business meeting or gala...whether the audience is thousands, hundreds, or one at a time… We Create the Experience. MBA puts the MULTI in multimedia, blending theatrical performance with projection mapping, video production, lighting, sound and story to amaze, engage and inspire.

Skibum19704 days ago

Did somebody remember to cover up that little hole that would allow an explosion to take the whole thing down? I like SSE and, with its normal stoppages while riding, I don't want to become another victim of the Rebellion's aggressive and uncalled for attacks.

TikibirdLand4 days ago

Skibum19704 days ago

Good night!!! They're going to blow up Spaceship Earth!!!!

Crazydisneyfanluke4 days ago

I believe the laser hits SSE. It shouldn't be a problem.

Disney Analyst4 days ago

Are they broken or turned off? I know at DCA for World of Color, the higher lasers will get turned off during the show due to planes and stuff.

HauntedPirate4 days ago

But… but… $lappie said everyone loves Disney songs! What’s wrong with you monsters!?!?!

Kevinitobrownie284 days ago

This is exactly how I felt whenever I watch it. The show is a lot flash with very little substance. I felt it to be lazy and completely disappointing for a Disney firework display. I am really hoping this show will not last nearly as long as IllumiNations.

Brer Oswald5 days ago

That’s how I felt. Very pretty. I like the water effects and such. But there’s absolutely zero substance to the show. It’s a clip show featuring many of my least favourite Disney films/songs. Mid.