EPCOT’s “Harmonious” to Use Torches Surrounding World Showcase Lagoon

The debut of Harmonious, the new nighttime spectacular coming to EPCOT during The World’s Most Magical Celebration, is just a matter of weeks away, and today we’ve learned that the torches surrounding World Showcase Lagoon will be included in the show.

What’s Happening:

  • As we get closer to the premiere of the new nighttime spectacular, Harmonious, at EPCOT, Imagineer Zach Riddley has taken to Instagram to show off a picture of one of the torches that surround World Showcase Lagoon, promising that they will be used in the new show.

  • Riddley captioned the photo: “Storytelling by firelight. These torches are fierce and a core part of the spectacular experience each night in World Showcase lagoon. These torches have played a role in Illuminations and EPCOT Forever. And I can confirm they will be part of our new show Harmonious coming Oct 1st!!”
  • The torches were originally installed as part of the Walt Disney World Millennium Celebration for the debut of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. There are 19 of these torches surrounding the lagoon, each one representing a different century with the globe in the show opening during the finale to reveal the 20th torch, marking the new millennium. The torches continue to be lit nightly and are even used during EPCOT Forever.
  • Debuting during the Walt Disney World Resort 50th anniversary celebration, Harmonious is an exhilarating extravaganza showcasing the Disney songs and stories that unite people everywhere. Harmonious will send your spirit soaring with fireworks, fountains, magnificent lighting, visual effects and multimedia magic. One of the largest nighttime spectaculars ever created for a Disney park, it’s a sensational way to cap off your day at The World’s Most Magical Celebration! Prepare to be transported around the globe through stunning visuals and the musical magic of Disney songs—brought to life as never before. In Harmonious, favorite tunes become even more memorable and moving, as they’re reimagined in over a dozen languages by a diverse ensemble of 240 artists from around the world.

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