“For the first time in forever” fireworks lit-up the night sky over Disney World’s EPCOT theme park this evening. Disney Parks officials tested the brand new HarmonioUS nighttime spectacular fireworks show for the very first time.
Watch a live stream of the fireworks testing below:
On Twitter, @TheHorizoneer shared this video with the caption: “Good to be back!”
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— 𝗣𝗵𝗶𝗹 – 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗛𝗢𝗥𝗥𝗢𝗥𝗜𝗭𝗢𝗡𝗘𝗘𝗥 (@TheHorizoneer) September 24, 2020
Another video, a YouTube livestream, from Tom Does Disney, showcases the entire fireworks test this evening:
Although Disney has not confirmed that this EPCOT fireworks testing is for HarmonioUS, it is likely, since the new nighttime spectacular was announced well before the closure and was expected to premiere this year.
Disney’s official description of HarmonioUS reads:
Harmonious is one of the largest nighttime spectaculars ever created for a Disney Park. The show is a beautifully crafted dreamscape of Disney music and images, reimagined by diverse cultural musicians and artists from around the world. It’s a transformative experience, where we can discover how Disney music has the power to inspire and unite us all with the magic of possibility.
HarmonioUS is set to replace IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, which ran from 1999 through 2019. The short-lived EPCOT Forever show, which debuted shortly before Disney World’s temporary pandemic closure, was originally meant to serve as filler between the end of IllumiNations and the debut of Harmoni0US, but it is now unlikely to return.
It is important to note that that neither Disney World nor the Walt Disney Company have confirmed an official debut date for the HarmonioUS fireworks. At this time, all nighttime spectaculars, including Magic Kingdom’s popular Happily Ever After castle fireworks show, are temporarily suspended.
Are you excited about this first glimpse of HarmonioUS at EPCOT?
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