Disney is currently developing a new fireworks nighttime spectacular that is coming to Epcot in Spring 2020. We’re going to go over all the information about the most ambitious fireworks show Disney has ever made: “Disney Harmonious.”
This new show will be featured in Epcot’s World Showcase Lagoon and it will be the biggest show ever created for any Disney park anywhere in the world!
In this post, we are going to give you all the latest updates on Disney Harmonious so that you can stay up-to-date with the latest news on Epcot’s new fireworks show. Think of this as Epcot Fireworks 101, and we’re going to be talking about the technology behind this show, the opening date and anything else you want to know.
News 2/10/20 – New Disney Harmonious Logo
Just recently, Disney released some more concept art for Disney Harmonious, which includes the show’s logo:
This art is identical to the concept art we’ve seen already, except it now has the Disney Harmonious logo in it. Does the “O” look familiar? You’ll notice it’s the classic 5-Ring Epcot logo!
You also might notice that the “O” has now been changed to a lower-case letter, instead of the upper-case one that was in the title when the project was originally announced.
We absolutely are thrilled Disney has decided to include Epcot’s original logo in the design. It’s only fitting that as the park continues to take steps into the future, that it doesn’t forget its past, and nothing symbolizes this better than the Epcot logo.
In the words of legendary Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar:
“The Epcot Center logo symbolizes unity, fellowship, and harmony around the world. Five outer rings are linked to form the shape of a flower–a celebration of life. The heart of the logo is the Earth, embraced by a star symbolizing hope–the hope that with imagination, commitment, and dedication, we can create a better tomorrow.”
Disney has promised they will continue to update us with more looks at the new fireworks show soon. In the meantime, keep reading for more info on the opening of Disney HarmonioUS and what we know so far.
What is Disney Harmonious?
As you can tell by its name, Disney Harmonious will focus on music and it will celebrate how Disney’s music inspires people from all around the world. A little different of a concept from Illumination: Reflections of Earth, but similar at the same time the fact of trying to unite people together.
Just one look at the concept art will tell you how amazing this show looks like it’s going to be. If you look out into the middle of World Showcase Lagoon you can see the various technology on display to make this show happen.
“Harmonious” will feature massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics, lasers and more. It’s no wonder that it’s taking so long to get the show ready, this is the most complicated and intricate shows Disney has ever developed.
It’s not going to be THAT long, however, because Bob Chapek announced today that Disney Harmonious will be ready for guests to view in Summer 2020. (this has since changed to Spring).
This is another great addition to Epcot that I am really excited about. As much as I love Illuminations, it has had its day and it’s time to go into retirement and make way for the next generation of Disney shows and experiences. If Disney Harmonious turns out to be half-way as good as Happily Ever After, then we are in for a treat!
For a sneak peek of the new Disney Harmonious fireworks show, you can check out the Epcot Experience in the Oddysey pavilion. There they have a video preview of the show in all its glory.
When is Disney HaromonioUS Opening?
No exact date has been given yet, but we do know that Disney Harmonious opens in Spring 2020.
This is earlier than originally planned as Bob Chapek had announced at the D23 Expo that it would be opening in Summer 2020. This is a good sign and it means that Disney is even further along in the production of the new Epcot fireworks show.
We look forward to more updates soon, including an exact date when the show will open.
In the next few months if you are visiting Epcot you can enjoy the Epcot Forever Fireworks Show. It’s a moving tribute to the Epcot of old, today and tomorrow and features some amazing new technology that will be used in Harmonious!
This was only one of the exciting new attractions coming to Epcot. To hear what else to expect, read our guide about all the other new attractions coming to Disney World in the near future!
I want to know what you think about the new Disney Harmonious fireworks show coming to Epcot…
- Do you like the way it looks?
- Do you like the name Disney Harmonious?
Let us know in the comments section below!
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