New Movable, (Relatively) Low-Profile Barge Arrives in World Showcase Lagoon for Upcoming ‘Luminous’ Nighttime Spectacular at EPCOT

    It’s like déjà vu all over again. Guests visiting EPCOT will find a newly installed barge in the middle of World Showcase Lagoon for an all-new nighttime spectacular set to debut later this year. It may feel like a sentence I’ve written before, but it looks like there are some lessons learned for the all-new Luminous fireworks show when compared to Harmonious.

    First, here are some views of the Harmonious barges as they sat daily in World Showcase Lagoon.

    And here’s a look at one of six barges that will likely float out to World Showcase Lagoon during the evening hours while keeping the lagoon views clear during the day.

    More barges are docked backstage, but it’s likely that this one is out in the open as crews work on verifying connections and the like for the lagoon infrastructure and the barge infrastructure. As unsightly as the Harmonious barges were, they were at least relatively finished compared to the look of this barge.

    An aerial view shows that the barges are U-shaped, and it looks like early speculation about additional fireworks platforms being temporarily stored in the negative space is true.

    As you can see below, there are fireworks platforms within the negative space of the barge currently staged on World Showcase Lagoon. It’s possible that the fireworks platforms will be moved out onto perimeter locations on the lagoon to provide additional layers to the show.

    In terms of the capabilities of the barge, it looks like there are lighting, water, and fireworks effects installed.

    Luminous – The Symphony of Us

    On December 5th, Luminous – The Symphony of Us will debut at EPCOT following the premature end of Harmonious. Here’s how Disney describes the show.

    Guests will be treated to the debut of an all-new EPCOT nighttime spectacular later this year. A dazzling display of music, pyrotechnics, lasers and lighting, the show will feature an original composition and evocative selections from the Disney songbook – all woven together to remind us that we are more alike than different.

    This dramatic new show will bring us together as citizens of the Earth, uniting us through commonalities of the heart in a dazzling pageant of fireworks, lasers, music, and light.

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