A closer look at the “Harmonious” barges shows the names of the pavilion they are associated with. Recent posts have shown the doors being labeled with Canada, France, and Mexico. A fourth barge will likely be labeled Germany. As we write this, the pylons are being finished for the last barge to be installed. Lately testing of both fireworks and the fountain feature have been spotted from guests staying at the Disney Boardwalk resorts.
Positioned like a compass, the platforms house the primary show equipment. On the recently placed center platform stands an iconic six-story-tall central ring structure. Supporting a high-density water curtain, moving lights, fountains, and more.
No opening date has been announced yet. You can bet we will report on the dates the moment we find out.
The last nighttime spectacular was Epcot Forever, it was scheduled to run for 1 year. It premiered in September of 2019 and was scheduled to close in September 2020, but due to Covid 19 pandemic closures, the final show was March 15, 2020.
Prior to Epcot Forever, Illuminations: Reflections of Earth ran for 20 years. Created and directed by Don Dorsey, the show premiered on October 1, 1999 as IllumiNations 2000: Reflections of Earth as part of the Walt Disney World Millennium Celebration; it was so successful that after the celebration ended the 2000 was dropped from the name and the show was continued.