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PHOTOS: Dead Pixels Appear on Massive “Harmonious” Barge Screen in EPCOT

Today, technician Cast Members were spotted on the Harmonious Barge that is currently sitting in the World Showcase Lagoon at EPCOT. The Cast Members have been attempting to fix some dead pixels on one of the barge’s giant screens.

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A Cast Member was standing on the platform of the barge looking up at the screen.

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The barge usually looks completely black, but with the screen turned on, it was glowing slightly. We saw the screens of the barges still backstage turned on last month.

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A strip of dead pixels is visible near the center of the screen.

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At one point, flickers of white were visible in the black strip, which might be a good sign.

Hopefully, small issues such as these will be fixed before “Harmonious” finally debuts. Though there is no current premiere date announced, the new nighttime spectacular is set to begin this year.

Are you excited to see Harmonious at EPCOT? Let us know in the comments.

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Matt_In_NoVA
Matt_In_NoVA
8 months ago

these screens are all modular and comprised of hundreds of cubes, so any section of dead pixels can be swapped out in a matter of minutes – very common issue and repair on these large outdoor displays.

John B
John B
8 months ago

I work LED video walls for work and this is basically what is installed on the barge. Pixels are not out or broken but a module may not be correctly installed with the ones it’s connected to or the panel itself might be having issues (data, overheating…) This is very common when first setting up an LED wall screen and do occur over time. The good thing with the panels being modular is that they can be swapped out for new ones and the other sent in for repair.

Steve Mermelstein
8 months ago

I realize CMs are all on edge that they might get fired next but I really wish one of them had the guts to push back on Bob Chapek’s suggestion to buy the “open box deal” Vizio TVs from Kmart.

Tactical Hotdog
Tactical Hotdog
8 months ago

Have they tried switching it off and on again?