PHOTOS - Construction restarts on Harmonious barges backstage at EPCOT

Jul 28, 2020 in "Harmonious"

HarmonioUS barge construction - late June 2020

Another Walt Disney World construction project is back underway - Harmonious at EPCOT.

The cranes that are working on the barges can be seen moving from around World Showcase, as work resumes on building the massive show barges.

These aerial views were shot during the COVID-19 shutdown the parks.

No firework shows are currently taking place at Walt Disney World due to COVID-19, and it is likely this will be the case for some time. It is expected that EPCOT Forever will be the first to return, to then be replaced by Harmonious.

Aerial photos for WDWMAGIC by @cchard.

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Article Posted: Jul 28, 2020 / 11:12am ET
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Figments Friend20 minutes ago

This makes me happy. Perhaps they will come to their senses and rethink things a bit. -

Lands of Wonder3 hours ago

Back in 1964 they built a permanent structure for the New York Worlds Fair to this day with neglect it still stands, maybe Epcot should have made something more like this for a permanent structure. You can also have a 370 display around the lagoon.

Touchdown3 hours ago

Not always, I remember filling out a WOC Celebrate survey after it floped. The questions were very direct and asked me why I liked/disliked the show.

Sue_Vongello3 hours ago

I doubt they are worried about the guest satisfaction surveys for this. Why should they? The surveys for this show will probably be good or very good (because “kewl Disney IP and music!!!”) but two practical things we should keep in mind and Disney should keep in mind (but won’t): 1. Their guest satisfaction surveys aren’t written in a way to even gain honest feedback. The questions are like “Do you like exciting new attractions with amazing technology? Answer: yes!” See? They will love the new show! It’s new AND it has amazing technology! 2. The survey of Harmonious will be focused entirely on specific questions about the show - they will not get any feedback on the impact the show elements have on sight lines or non-show time periods. They won’t even ask general questions about the show and most certainly not open ended ones. So the surveys will be very good or great and they will get to PR that news all over the place but of course it won’t be how most people actually feel.

UNCgolf4 hours ago

Probably has some automated moderation that filters out any offensive language and that's it.

RSoxNo14 hours ago

Alright everyone, open the floodgates.

MisterPenguin4 hours ago

DPB doesn't seem to be moderated any more.

RSoxNo14 hours ago

I posted that comment on the DPB post itself and surprisingly it was approved.

pdude814 hours ago

So far the theming seems to be on point, but I had a different reference in mind:

RSoxNo14 hours ago

You'd need more complaints than Rivers of Light.

flynnibus5 hours ago

Can we put the DHS courtyard stage in there too ? :)

aliceismad5 hours ago

You know how sometimes you drive through a really beautiful neighborhood, maybe even a historic neighborhood, and then a block away there's a power plant or some industrial warehousing? That's what this feels like to me. The fact that these barges were made for a show called Harmonious is just *facepalm*.

ppete19755 hours ago

Im just shocked nobody is worried about thanos arriving...

mnelson35 hours ago

Are you aware what the soundtrack will be like?