Firework platforms in place in World Showcase Lagoon as Harmonious testing continues

Mar 31, 2021 in "Harmonious"

Harmonious firework barges in position - March 31 2021
Posted: Wednesday March 31, 2021 2:51pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

All eight fireworks platforms are out in World Showcase today as work continues on preparations for the Harmonious nighttime spectacular at EPCOT.

The eight platforms are arranged around the main barges and will provide a launch point for some of the show's fireworks.

This is almost the entire lagoon setup, with just the fourth and final fin-shaped barge still to be brought out from the backstage marina.

A close-up look appears to show that the launchers are currently empty, so it could be that the team is just carrying out system tests and not actual firework launching.

Elsewhere on the Canada barge, some fairly heavy work is taking place on one of the arms, with what looked liked welding work being done.

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mnelson317 minutes ago

Nothing will top WoC. But since we are talking Orlando here, it remains to be seen if Harm will top Universal and Sea Worlds shows. Since Universal took the WoC approach I think fountain wise that will definitely continue to beat any WDW show. Ignite at SW has a lot of fire effects that, as far as we know, Harmonious will not have any. One day hopefully WDW will get something like WoC but on a larger scale and with pyro!

Vinnie Mac42 minutes ago

Well then that's a hot take if I've seen one lol. No doubt HarmonioUS will beat DE in quality BY FAR but I do think DE will be really good and the music is definitely showing potential in my opinion. But yes, HarmonioUS will be the shining star of really any nighttime entertainment available in Orlando in my opinion. I mean, just look at her 😍

mnelson350 minutes ago

Looks like Harmonious will be the shining star of the 50th. DE sounds like a big disappointment music wise, theme song is garbage compared to HEA.

Incomudro11 hours ago

Yes, from the looks of the illustrations - the fountains would have only brought more attention to the structures.

TikibirdLand15 hours ago


wutisgood21 hours ago

Epcot should run shows with the fountains on with the daytime fireworks they did at one point as the parks should be crowded enough to warrant it. But that would require Chapek caring about guests.

Vinnie Mac23 hours ago

I'm expecting some type of merch too. I mean, HarmonioUS is going to be the new permanent show and it already has its own EPCOT poster art. I already told my family that when we see the show, I'll get merch if I think its good lol.

mnelson31 day ago

When might we hear about Harmonious merchandise? I’d be shocked if they don’t. Only thing I’d be interested in, Maybe, is a soundtrack release including EF.

Sir_Cliff1 day ago

Even the concept art looked weirdly ugly!

UNCgolf1 day ago

Which was inevitable and I'm still baffled they ever thought it was a workable idea in the first place. There was no way putting fountains on those barges was going to look good.

James Alucobond1 day ago

They took down the signage mentioning the fountains a while ago, so I suspect they're never turning them on. They always made everything look worse when they tested them.

jmuboy1 day ago

Are the day time fountains that hide all the equipment turning on as of October 1?

Sir_Cliff1 day ago

I'm sincerely impressed they've dusted off Someday for the finale. Always felt it was an underrated song with a really nice message that ended up being given an underwhelming boy band treatment as the pop single for Hunchback. Seems a very appropriate and potentially moving way to end the show with the new theme, and it will also be a new song for most of the guests there unlike, say, a blast of A Whole New World. Overall, I am happy they are at least trying to do something interesting with the selection of artists, languages, and songs for the show if they have to fit it within the IP mandate. Still think permanently parking the equipment in the middle of World Showcase Lagoon goes completely against what was supposed to make Disney Parks different, though, and simply should not have been tolerated as a cost for this show to run.

Kevin_W1 day ago

From a musical point of view I'd disagree with you. I think the Brave soundtrack is excellent.