Harmonious

Harmonious

Harmonious preview image courtesy the Walt Disney Company

Harmonious is a nighttime spectacular in Epcot.

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.

EPCOT Forever will conclude its limited-time run on September 28, 2021. Harmonious will replace it on October 1, 2021.

Viewing Locations

Harmonious is presented from the middle of World Showcase Lagoon in Epcot.

Because Harmonious is presented in the middle of the lagoon nearly anywhere around World Showcase lagoon will provide an excellent view. When trying to decide where to stand, the Harmonious barges are present during the day as fountains, so you can test various viewing locations. Another thing to take into consideration is whether or not you hope to exit the park quickly after the fireworks. If you want to leave immediately following the show, it may not be the best idea to be in the America pavilion as it is about as far away from the main exit of Epcot as is possible. If it is possible, we would recommend waiting for a few minutes after the show to allow crowds to disperse before making your way out of the park at a leisurely pace, it is wonderful to walk around Epcot at night with low crowds. There are great places to watch Harmonious in nearly every pavilion around World Showcase, a few favorite locations include: between the Mexico and Norway pavilions, in the America pavilion, the Japan pavilion, and the Italy pavilion. Most people recommend finding a viewing location between the Port of Entry shops, straight across the lagoon from the America pavilion. This location provides an excellent view of the show with nothing to block the way, and allows for quick park exit.

Most nights some areas of World Showcase will be roped off because they have been reserved for private dessert parties, weddings, or some other event. If you wish to attend the Frozen Ever After Sparkling Dessert Party you can check that out here (note: this party is currently not available). Another option for getting a great viewing location for the fireworks is to make a dining reservation for fireworks time at a restaurant that has a clear view of the lagoon. Remember that dining reservations open up 60 days in advance of your trip. A few restaurants with great views include: Spice Road Table, La Hacienda de San Angel, Tokyo Dining, Monsier Paul, and Rose and Crown. Most of these restaurants pipe in the music from the show, so you miss nothing of the experience.

An expensive option for viewing Harmonious is to experience the Fireworks Cruise. With the fireworks cruise, guests view the fireworks from a pontoon boat on the water, a front row seat.

Fun Facts

  • Harmonious will debut on October 1, 2021 on the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World
  • The immediately previous nighttime spectacular show in the World Showcase Lagoon was Epcot Forever, which celebrated the history of Epcot
  • Harmonious features a musical motif in the form of the soaring melody of composer Pinar Toprak’s new EPCOT anthem
  • The show features fireworks, fountains, lasers, and more
  • 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.

 

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