As we previously saw in photos shared by Imagineer Zach Riddley, the first of five barges for EPCOT’s upcoming nighttime spectacular Harmonious is now in place in World Showcase Lagoon. The barges will be permanent fixtures acting as fountains during the day.
We toured around World Showcase to look at the barge from all angles.
Some workers and a construction vehicle were present while the barge is secured.
There are various platforms for construction around the barge right now.
In the China Pavilion, a sign advertising “Harmonious” has been installed on the railing surrounding the lagoon.
The sign has two pieces of concept art, and reads:
Harmonious will be a stunning celebration of the global connection we all share—brought to life each night here on World Showcase Lagoon.
By day, a dazzling fountain will sparkle. At night, iconic Disney music and images—reimagined by artists around the world—will inspire with the stories we share.
When all five barges are in place, they will take up much of the lagoon.
There is another sign on the bridge between the UK and France Pavilions.
A third sign is in the center of the usual fireworks viewing area.
Watch our video of the barge below.
How do you feel about the permanent barges in World Showcase Lagoon? Let us know in the comments.