Pressure washing and painting underway on the first of EPCOT Harmonious show platform barges

Apr 27, 2021 in "Harmonious"

Painting and cleaning Mexico barge for Harmonious
Posted: Tuesday April 27, 2021 11:07am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Mexico show platform is currently receiving new paint and a thorough pressure wash cleaning.

This was the first of the Harmonious barges to be brought out into World Showcase Lagoon in December 2020.

Painting crews are applying deep black paint to parts of the structure, along with pressure washing.


As you can see from the Canada barge, the weather is already taking a toll on the appearance.

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nickys2 hours ago

You’re in Tokyo? That drone show was part of the Opening Ceremony. I would love to see Disney do something like that with drones.

mandstaft2 hours ago

We watched this last night, and I said to my wife, “That has EPCOT written all over it!”

BasiltheBatLord20 hours ago

I was there last night and didn't even see this somehow.

Vinnie Mac21 hours ago

Could you imagine an updated ROE with a drone globe opening up?

mnelson322 hours ago

Now that would be a Wow moment.

brettf2222 hours ago

If this is replacing some failed equipment (and seemingly a very minimal amount of equipment, given the size of this installation), it would not be that abnormal. Failures in electronics tend to show up at the very beginning and the very end of their expected life cycle. The biggest difference here is that the testing and replacement is out for all the world to see, instead of hidden away inside a show building.

mnelson31 day ago

Exactly!

Thelazer1 day ago

As I've OFTEN said, the globe could have been easily rebuilt using a newer much more high res (and lightweight) led panel and it could have wrapped the whole globe.. the "mapping" to knock out the contents etc, could be all done thru playback. Just that one simple change would have been enough for them to keep that show going another 10 years at least. MAYBE that and take the existing barges and plop some new fountains on them.. that's all it needed.

mightynine1 day ago

They'll put up sheets of plywood first, just like you're supposed to do in a hurricane. ;)

mnelson31 day ago

Ahh the possibilities of what could have been in a ROE remake. Instead we get a flat water screen and moving arms…. Big wow moment there 🙄

wdwmagic2 days ago

No it is lighting unit replacements. I would very doubt any changes would be made to actual infrastructure at this point. These were direct swap outs.

mnelson32 days ago

Wishful thinking they are adding more fountain heads. One of the issues is they are spaced out to far. If they were more of them and closer together it would look better.

mnelson32 days ago

Wouldn’t they be replacing all of them though? Looks like it was just one of the barges.

nickys2 days ago

It would be great if they would “adjust” by removing the damn things. 😔