Official SNEAK PEEK at “One of the Largest Nighttime Spectaculars” at Disney Parks

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It’s a great week for Disney Parks and Resorts, including EPCOT, as we now have some enchanting news all about the EPCOT Harmonious nighttime spectacular.

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This week has been filled with good news coming from Disney Parks Blog — and today is no different! Disney dropped big news about a highly anticipated new EPCOT restaurant (Space 220), and now, we’re getting exciting new details about Harmonious, the fireworks show debuting at the theme park this fall along with Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.

Today, we got a glimpse of a gorgeous new view of Harmonious, officially making its grand premiere at EPCOT on October 1, 2021, the same date that marks the beginning of the Walt Disney World Resort 50th anniversary celebration (which lasts a full 18 months!). Take a look:

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Disney noted that Harmonious is “one of the largest nighttime spectaculars ever created for a Disney park and a key milestone in the transformation of EPCOT,” so the excitement is real for this new show.

Specifically, Disney Parks Blog shared some magical details all about the soundtrack for this new nighttime spectacular. The show features water, fireworks, and more magical elements, including music that is sure to take every Disney fan’s breath away. Today’s announcement was all about the music!

Here is what Disney shared on Friday about the Harmonious soundtrack:

The soundtrack for “Harmonious” was produced remotely through more than 100 separate recording sessions in nine different countries and five states. In total, nearly 240 musicians, artists, composers, arrangers, cultural consultants, and vocalists contributed to the unique and wholly authentic sound of the show.

“Harmonious” takes us on a journey through new interpretations of familiar Disney songs, performed in more than a dozen languages by a cast of talented singers from around the world. Some are recognizable names, either in the United States or their home country, while others are rising stars being heard by a global audience for the first time.

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Disney also shared more information about the songs featured in the new nighttime show at EPCOT, as well as the exceptional artists who are making the magical music happen:

Award-winning Puerto Rican artist Luis Fonsi, responsible for several global hits including “Despacito,” joins Mexican singer-songwriter Joy for a rousing, pan-Latin version of songs from “Coco” and “Saludos Amigos.” A fresh and vibrant arrangement of “Dig a Little Deeper” from “The Princess and the Frog” features vocalist Bryson Camper and legendary Gospel artists Karen Clark Sheard and Kierra Sheard, and musical selections from “Mulan,” “The Jungle Book,” and “Aladdin” are highlighted by the vocal talents of Wang Liuqi, Hollie Hammel, Aditya Rao, Gaayatri Kaundinya, Jorgie Shkara, and Sanaa Marahati.

The Ndlovu Youth Choir from Johannesburg contributes a medley of favorites from “The Lion King,” performed in both English and Zulu. We also hear a duet with French pop singer Damien Sargue, belting “Out There” from Disney’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” and the music of Disney and Pixar’s “Brave” gets a Celtic kick from the dueling violins of Grammy and Emmy-nominated violinist Máiréad Nesbitt and platinum-selling electronic artist, violinist, and multi-talented entertainer Lindsey Stirling.

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Based on the details Disney shared, it’s clear that some fan-favorite songs that we know and love from movies like Moana, Hercules, the Hunchback of Norte Dame, and more, will be featured in the show, something that Disney fans and EPCOT enthusiasts have been anticipating for months.

“Harmonious” opens with an inspiring medley 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 and vocalists Elisha Garrett and Ninet Tayeb. The show builds to a finale that unites everyone around World Showcase and from around the world, as many of the musical artists come together to perform a poignant and powerful song, bringing “Harmonious” to an emotional close.

Throughout the soundtrack, there’s also a musical motif in the form of the soaring melody of composer Pinar Toprak’s new EPCOT anthem, and all these diverse pieces of music are artfully woven together by arranger Mark Hammond and Walt Disney Imagineering Senior Music Producer and Creative Director Yaron Spiwak. The resulting ensemble is a magnificent cultural symphony unlike anything heard before.

Watch the official new sneak peek video that Disney shared below:

We can’t wait to see Harmonious when it debuts at EPCOT at Walt Disney World on October 1. This fall is sure to be magical at Disney Parks! Click here to book your vacation to Disney World with the Authorized Disney Vacation Planners at Academy Travel, experts in all things Disney who can ensure your trip is pixie dusted to perfection.

Are you excited to see Harmonious after it makes its grand debut? Are you going to be at EPCOT on October 1, or are you planning to visit later on, since the 50th anniversary celebrations last a full year and a half? Let us know in the comments!

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