Instead of an “ambient daytime look”, the Harmonious barges continue to face ongoing maintenance as crews continue to work on the barges today at EPCOT. The work appears to be to replace lighting elements that we’re told should be able to withstand the impacts of the nighttime show. It’s unclear what is leading to the replacement of the lighting elements, but this is not the first time we’ve seen this happen in the year that Harmonious has been running at EPCOT.
While Disney World originally aimed for daytime fountains on the barges, that idea was scrapped.
It’s more common to see crews performing maintenance on the barges these days as rumors continue to swirl about their removal. Ever since Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro announced that there would be a new nighttime show coming to EPCOT in 2023, rumors have persisted about the removal of the barges, although Disney has not released any additional info about the new show.
Here’s a look at the work taking place today as crews ready the armada for tonight’s showing of Harmonious.
The barges do provide wonderful visuals during Harmonious, but Disney’s inability to manage sightlines during the day may prove to be too big of a tradeoff for executives at a company dedicated to “show”.
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