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What to expect from EPCOT’s new “Harmonious” nighttime show

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BAY LAKE, Florida – Just hours after learning of Disney World’s plan to give fans a live preview of the two new nightly shows ahead of the official October 1 debut, News 6 has just learned new details about the musical magic to expect from ” Disney Enchantment “at Magic Kingdom and” Harmonious “at EPOCT.

In this article, we focus on “Harmonious”. The permanent replacement for the beloved “Illuminations: Reflections of Earth” goes in a different direction for a park that did not have Disney characters when it opened in 1982. The 20-minute “Harmonious” will feature 15 Disney songs reimagined by 240 artists around the world, including musicians, composers, arrangers, singers from the nations who inspired the Disney classics.

“Harmonious” will be released on October 1st (Disney Parks Blog)

Here’s what to expect when the new show takes center stage every night; a show that some fans nickname “Humongous” because of the five huge show barges so large that they will be permanently moored in the World Showcase Lagoon.

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“Harmonious” show centerpiece begins testing at World Showcase Lagoon (Walt Disney World)

Disney said “Harmonious” takes EPCOT guests on an exciting journey with choreographed music featuring moving fountains and lights, lasers, fireworks and other pyrotechnics in what the mouse calls for a global cultural symphony.

  • “Harmonious” opens with an inspiring mix of “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana” and “Go the Distance” from “Hercules” performed by “American Idol” finalist and three-time GRAMMY® nominee Danny Gokey, with singers Elisha Garrett and Ninet Tayeb.

  • Johannesburg’s Ndlovu Youth Choir contributes a mix of favorites from “The Lion King”, performed in both English and Zulu.

  • “Dig a Little Deeper” from “The Princess and the Frog” stars singer Bryson Camper and legendary gospel artists Karen Clark Sheard and Kierra Sheard.

  • French pop singer Damien Sargue performs “Out There” from “Le Bossu de Notre-Dame”.

  • Disney and Pixar’s “Coco” songs receive a rousing Pan-Latin shipment from award-winning Puerto Rican artist Luis Fonsi, responsible for several global hits including “Despacito” and award-winning Mexican singer-songwriter Joy.

  • Disney and Pixar’s “Brave” receives a Celtic kick from GRAMMY® and Emmy® nominated violinist Máiréad Nesbitt and multi-talented electronic artist, violinist and artist Lindsey Stirling.

  • The musical selections of “Mulan”, “The Jungle Book” and “Aladdin” are showcased by the vocal talents of Wang Liuqi, Hollie Hammel, Aditya Rao, Gaayatri Kaundinya, Jorgie Shkara and Sanaa Marahati.

“Harmonious” will end each EPCOT evening with the inspiring ballad “Someday” (from “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame”) combined with the new EPCOT theme by composer Pinar Toprak.

“Harmonious” will debut on October 1, 2021 at the EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. As one of the biggest nightly shows ever created for a Disney park, the show will celebrate how Disney music inspires people around the world, carrying them harmoniously on a stream of familiar Disney tunes reinterpreted by a diverse group of artists. artists from all over the world. (Walt Disney World)

“Harmonious” fast facts

NUMBER OF SONGS: 15

LANGUAGES REPRESENTED: 13

MUSICAL GROUP: 240 artists from all over the world

PRODUCTION SCALE: Over 110 separate recording sessions in nine different countries

DURATION OF THE EXHIBITION: 20 minutes, performances every evening (weather permitting)

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

  • One of the biggest nightly shows ever for a Disney theme park

  • Five floating platforms positioned like a compass on the World Showcase Lagoon support the show’s main equipment

  • Show off the media displayed on four double-sided LED panels measuring 25 feet high and 88 feet long

  • Five-story central water curtain captures additional projected media

  • Eight 54-foot-long choreographed movable arms accentuate the show platforms

  • Hundreds of programmable moving fountains and lights, plus lasers and pyrotechnics

An iconic six-story center ring structure that will be the centerpiece of ‘Harmonious’, the new upcoming nighttime show at EPCOT, positions itself to begin testing at the theme park’s World Showcase Lagoon on February 27, 2021 , at Walt Disney World Resort (Walt Disney World)
  • Stay tuned to News 6 & ClickOrlando.com to bring you live streams of Harmonious and Enchantment next week and coverage of all Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary events. A well-placed source tells me that wizard Mickey and his team have managed to keep a trick or two up their sleeves – at least one surprise that has yet to be disclosed online. We will keep you posted!
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