BREAKING: Centerpiece of EPCOT’s Harmonious In Place On World Showcase Lagoon
Good morning Disney friends! We’ve got some exciting news to share with you! Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley took to Instagram to announce that the main centerpiece of the all new nighttime spectacular Harmonious has been put in place on the World Showcase Lagoon in EPCOT.
Disney has not yet determined when the spectacular will debut. However, the Imagineering department and Disney Live Entertainment are hard at work adding the finishing touches to what is sure to be a nighttime event like nothing we’ve ever seen before.
Here’s a look at Zach’s post:
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As Riddley says, the central platform that was put into position on the World Showcase Lagoon stands 6 stories tall and will serve as the centerpiece of the show. It will support a high-density water curtain, moving lights and fountains in a circular form that symbolize the story of global connection through Disney Music.
Disney also took to twitter to share a video of the platform being moved into place. Let’s check it out:
Teams are hard at work setting the stage for “Harmonious,” a new nighttime spectacular coming to EPCOT, and have recently reached a new milestone. The show is still in the early stages of development with more finishing details to come: https://t.co/jK8wo8m4mq pic.twitter.com/dVvN3wHDaW
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) February 27, 2021
In a statement Disney also highlighted the unique challenges of trying to organize a project of this scale during a pandemic. Harmonious required a “global effort” with Disney Live Entertainment and technical designers across the country programming various elements of the show including media, fountains, lighting and pyrotechnics in a completely virtual environment.
The music producers at Walt Disney Imagineering have also been remotely directing recording sessions with a diverse array of musical artists performing in studios around the world!
Once complete, “Harmonious” will be one of the largest nighttime spectaculars ever produced. Each of the shows five floating platforms are getting into position on World Showcase Lagoon. They will be positioned like a compass and will house the primary equipment used in the show. The six story platform put in place last night will serves as the focal point!
Those wondering what the structure will look like during the day should note that Disney previously announced that no matter what time you visit EPCOT, day or night, these structures will provide stunning and awe-inspiring water features. Above is an artist’s rendering of what the daytime fountains will look like!
For further information on this exciting production readers are encouraged to continue to follow along with MickeyBlog as well as Imagineer Zach Riddley on Instagram @thezachriddley.
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