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Luminous The Symphony of Us is a nighttime spectacular in EPCOT.

Delight in a dramatic show designed to bring us all together. Marvel at a dazzling pageant of fireworks, fountains, music and lights set to an original composition. New music, along with evocative selections from the Disney songbook, come together to remind us that we are more alike than we are different.

Guests can expect to hear new arrangements of iconic Disney hits that enliven the story, including:

  • Stirring, multilingual arrangements of “You’ll Be in My Heart” and “Proud Corazón”
  • Classic songs like “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” and “Friend Like Me”
  • A sweeping arrangement of “So Close,” from Disney’s “Enchanted”
  • Heartfelt renditions of “When She Loved Me,” “Remember Me” and “Into the Unknown”
  • A crescendo of music featuring “I See the Light” from “Tangled,” which launches into the finale.

Enveloping these movements are two new, original songs written exclusively for the show: “Heartbeat Symphony” and “Beating of our Hearts.”

Viewing Locations

Luminous The Symphony of Us is shot from the middle of World Showcase Lagoon in EPCOT. The fireworks are shot off of barges and fountains spray from the lagoon.

Because Luminous is shot in the middle of the lagoon nearly anywhere around World Showcase lagoon will provide an excellent view. When trying to decide where to stand remember that the fireworks are shot off of the barges that the pyrotechnicians put into place in the afternoon. If you can see all of the barges without anything barring your view, you will likely have an excellent view of the show.

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. That’s because 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. Our suggestion is to make the walk at a leisurely pace. It is wonderful to walk around EPCOT at night with low crowds.

There are great places to watch Luminous 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. These are straight across the lagoon from the America pavilion. This location provides an excellent view of the show with nothing to block the way. It also allows for quick park exit.

Other Luminous Viewing Options

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. 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, Shiki-Sai: Sushi Izakaya, 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 Luminous 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. If these options sound too expensive to you, there is a decent view of Luminous outside of the park near the International Gateway entrance to the park.

Fun Facts

  • Luminous originally debuted on December 5, 2023 and replaced Harmonious.
  • Luminous features fireworks, a symphony of water, and more.
  • The show lasts about 17 minutes.
  • AJ Sealy, Scott Hoying, and Shelea Melody McDonald wrote and conducted the tunes for this show
  • When Disney created this show, they went back to the basics. They decided to create something dynamic that didn’t rely on screens, much like the previous show did.


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