A few days ahead of its debut, WDW Magazine caught this Harmonious testing footage from the BoardWalk just outside of EPCOT.
On Sept. 29, the new Harmonious nighttime spectacular at EPCOT will get a soft debut as members of the media (WDW Magazine included!) take it in for the first time. But those who aren’t on the press list can still watch along via the livestream (with another for Disney Enchantment on Sept. 30).
Then on Oct. 1, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World, EPCOT and Magic Kingdom will officially debut the Harmonious and Disney Enchantment nighttime spectaculars, respectively.
But if you stay up late enough (we’re talking 1 AM), you can often catch Disney testing changes or updates to its nighttime spectaculars before they premiere.
WATCH: Exclusive Footage of Harmonious Fireworks Testing
Our communications director, Tatjana Lazar, was making her way back from Boo Bash last week at 1 AM to her room at the Swan and Dolphin. Through her tired eyes as she strolled along the BoardWalk, she caught an unusual site: fireworks over EPCOT in the middle of the night.
Right away, she realized what this was: Disney Imagineers were testing the new Harmonious fireworks show. Like a true investigator, she whipped out her phone and began recording some footage. Here’s what she got:
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Harmonious at EPCOT: What We Know
Harmonious will debut on Oct. 1 at EPCOT. This new show will feature:
- 15 songs
- 13 languages
- 240 musical artists
- Five floating platforms
- Eight 54-foot-long arms choreographed to the music
- A five-story water curtain for media projection
- Four double-sided LED panels
The show will last 20 minutes and feature songs like “How Far I’ll Go” (Moana), “Go the Distance” (Hercules), and “Someday” (The Hunchback of Notre Dame), as well as music from The Lion King, Coco, Mulan, and Aladdin.