And now that we have some key details about this massive production, it’s hard not to be even more stoked somehow. Walt Disney World News offers up a short preview of Harmonious, revealing that the show will feature 15 songs, 13 languages, and 240 musical artists. Whaaat?
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Harmonious Coming Together as One of EPCOT’s Most Memorable Spectaculars
Disney is really putting the emphasis on spectacular with Harmonious. The technical specs alone are just bananas.
- Five floating platforms on World Showcase Lagoon
- Eight 54-foot-long arms choreographed to move to the music
- Four double-sided LED panels reaching 25 feet high and 88 feet long
- A five-story water curtain for media projection
- Hundreds of moving fountains, lights, lasers, and pyrotechnics
Somehow, even calling this all bananas feels like it’s selling it a bit short. This is, like, a bushel of bananas.
Songs of Harmonious Include ‘Despacito’ and Classic Disney Hits
As Disney Live Entertainment Executive Creative Director tells WDW News, “Music is the heart of any celebration, and Disney music touches people’s lives through powerful melodies and memorable lyrics that are inspiring—in any language.”
The proof is in the pudding with Harmonious, which has a playlist including 15 beloved Disney songs. Opening the 20-minute show is a medley of “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana and “Go the Distance” from Hercules. Joining singers Elisha Garrett and Ninet Tayeb for this performance is American Idol finalist and three-time Grammy-nominee Danny Goke.
From there, it only gets more incredible. You’ll hear songs you know and love from the films you adore, including The Lion King, Mulan, Aladdin, and Coco.
The show closes on “Someday” from The Hunchback of Notre Dame, fused with composer Pinar Toprak’s rousing theme.
All said and done, the soundtrack to Harmonious required over 110 recording sessions across nine countries. And that’s how you bring a world’s worth of people together.
Speaking of coming together, Harmonious opens up on Oct. 1, which promises to be one of the most exciting days in Walt Disney World history. You ain’t gonna wanna miss this one, folks.
And if you’re eager for a more in-depth look at Harmonious, tune in to Disney Parks’ social media channels on Sept. 29 at 9 PM ET. They’ll be livestreaming a preview run of the nighttime spectacular. It should be a doozy!
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