Disney Files New Permit for Work on HarmonioUS Fireworks

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Inside the Magic has been keeping you all updated on the construction progress being made for the new EPCOT nighttime spectacular, HarmonioUS, and now we have another fun and exciting update to share with you all!

Related: Photo Shows HarmonioUS Construction Continuing To Progress

Disney recently filed a permit for the address of 1650 A1 Avenue of the Stars, Bay Lake, FL 32830. The permit lists “Installation of anchors to provide additional mooring for center barge” as the description of improvement. Also, it wasn’t long ago we reported more barges showed up at the EPCOT lagoon, also for the upcoming nighttime spectacular, so this is just another step in the construction progress.

It is really exciting to see Disney continue to work on the soon-to-be nighttime spectacular, but it is also important to keep in mind that we do not know when HarmonioUS will make its debut.

Construction had to come to a pause earlier this year due to the pandemic, and when Disney World reopened to Guests in July, they announced fireworks, nighttime spectaculars, parades, and other shows would be temporarily unavailable to ensure Guests’ safety.

Inside the Magic will continue to update you as we get new information, but for now, this recently filed permit is an exciting step!


More on HarmonioUS

In 2019, EPCOT’s fan-favorite fireworks spectacular, IllumiNations, closed down as an all-new, limited-time fireworks show called EPCOT Forever made its debut.

At D23 Expo in 2019, Bob Chapek spoke about HarmonioUS and stated it would be the “largest nighttime spectacular in Disney history.” HarmonioUS will be shown over the World Showcase Lagoon, only this show will be even bigger and more epic than anything we’ve seen before at EPCOT.

When discussing the new EPCOT nighttime spectacular, EPCOT’s general manager Melissa Valiquette said, “When you think about the EPCOT World Showcase and the World Showcase Lagoon, it really has to be the largest spectacular we’ve ever created because we’ve got such a beautiful grand venue for it.”

Walt Disney Imagineering Executive Producer Michael Hundgen also spoke out on the subject saying “Think of it as the latest toolkit with the latest and greatest pyro, projections, fountains and lasers. We’re bringing it to that show. It’s sort of all the bells and whistles.”

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“We have custom LED screens that we’ll be utilizing for HarmonioUS,” Disney parks live entertainment producer Jeremy Chase said. “We’ll also be bringing back choreographed fountains that will help tell the story. And we’ll have lasers, lighting and, of course, pyrotechnics.

“The overall premise is really how music brings people together,” Chase continued. “How Disney music brings the world together.”

Are you excited to see HarmonioUS debut? Let us know in the comments below.

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