‘HarmonioUS’ Fireworks Show is Coming to Epcot Soon

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HarmonioUS at Epcot

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“Epcot Forever” is being replaced in Spring 2020 by “HarmonioUS,” a new nighttime spectacular that celebrates the role of Disney music in uniting the world.  Disney promises the new show will be “the largest nighttime spectacular ever created for a Disney Park”.

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HarmonioUS: Expect large LED floats, very similar to the nightly Rivers of Light floats at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

The Walt Disney Imagineering and Disney Parks Live Entertainment teams recently passed a major milestone in the development of the show with the delivery of several large floating platforms that will provide the base for the technology used to create “HarmonioUS.”

Watch video of first Floating Platform Barge Arriving here: HarmonioUS Barge Arrives at Epcot

“HarmonioUS” will bring an innovative show of massive floating set pieces that house a variety of show effects, including custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, colorful lights, lasers, pyrotechnics and more to the World Showcase Lagoon.

The show is a magical nighttime dreamscape of Disney music and images where guests can discover how Disney music has the power to inspire and unite us all.

You can catch an early glimpse of concepts for the show now by visiting Walt Disney Imagineering Presents the Epcot Experience, located in the Odyssey Events Pavilion.

Expect this new fireworks show to last at least 20 years.

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HarmonioUS logo

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Epcot-Forever

October 1, 2019 – April 2020.

The current nighttime fireworks show at Epcot is “Epcot Forever”.

“Epcot Forever” has been described as a love letter to the park. The show tells the story of Epcot, beginning with the first spark of inspiration and the opening day anthem, “We’ve Just Begun to Dream,” and continuing through chapters dedicated to the thematic pillars of innovation, exploration, imagination and celebration. It concludes with an all-new verse of the classic song, “One Little Spark,” leading into a spectacular grand finale fireworks show promising “A Whole New World” of magical possibilities to come.

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October 1, 2019 – April 2020.

The temporary fireworks show debuted October 1, 2019 replacing the long-running IllumiNations.

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Epcot Forever

Celebrating the history of Epcot via its music, characters and vision, the Epcot Forever show uses massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed fountains, lights, pyrotechnics, fireworks, lasers, and special effect kites.

Epcot Forever features low flying kites that are visible at night thanks to unique built-in LED lighting.

Watch a bit of Epcot Forever:  Epcot Forever – New Fireworks Show at Epcot

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Illuminated Kites flying soaring during the Epcot Forever fireworks show.

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We love Disney parks fireworks!

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Epcot Forever with the new Epcot logo.

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Having a fun day at Epcot! Caroline is wearing one of her new Minnie Ears.

We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

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Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

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Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

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Two Disney Sisters

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‘Epcot Forever’ New Fireworks Show Premiers Tonight!

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October 1, 2019 – January 2020.

A new, temporary fireworks show called Epcot Forever debuts Tuesday evening, October 1, 2019 at 9pm.

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Epcot Forever

Celebrating the history of Epcot via its music, characters and vision, the new Epcot Forever show will use massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed fountains, lights, pyrotechnics, fireworks, lasers, and special effect kites.

The new Epcot Forever kites will be viewable at night thanks to unique built-in lighting.

Watch preview of Epcot Forever:  Epcot Forever – New Fireworks Show at Epcot

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Illuminated Kites flying high during the Epcot Forever fireworks show preview.

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We love Disney parks fireworks!

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Epcot Forever with the new Epcot logo.

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The crowds for this premier are going to be huge!

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HarmonioUS at Epcot

HarmonioUS

“Epcot Forever” will be replaced in early 2020 by “HarmonioUS,” a new nighttime spectacular that celebrates the role of Disney music in uniting the world.  Disney promises the new show will be “the largest nighttime spectacular ever created for a Disney park”.

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HarmonioUS: Expect LED floats, very similar to the nightly Rivers of Light floats at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Expect this new fireworks show to last at least 20 years.

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HarmonioUS – Coming to Epcot in 2020.

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Having a fun day at Epcot! Caroline is wearing one of her new Minnie Ears.

We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

Adventure Book Cover

Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

book Two Girls

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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Meeting Princess Anna and Queen Elsa in the Norway Pavilion

Epcot’s IllumiNations Ending Sept 30, 2019!

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March 2019: Watching IllumiNations with family for the last time!  IllumiNations has been the 9pm fireworks show a Epcot for nearly 20 years!

After two decades, “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” will have its final performance this evening, and the new, temporary Epcot Forever fireworks show will debut Tuesday evening, October 1, 2019 at 9pm.

The current nighttime show opened as part of the park’s Millennium Celebration in 1999 and, after the event ended in 2001, the popular nighttime show remained.

Celebrating the history of Epcot via its music, characters and vision, the new Epcot Forever show will use massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed fountains, lights, pyrotechnics, fireworks, lasers, and special effect kites.  The “Epcot Forever” kites will be viewable at night thanks to unique built-in lighting.

Watch preview of Epcot Forever:  Epcot Forever – New Fireworks Show at Epcot

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Illuminated Kites flying high during the Epcot Forever fireworks show preview.

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Epcot Forever:  October 1, 2019

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HarmonioUS at Epcot“IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth/Epcot Forever” will be replaced in early 2020 by “HarmonioUS,” a new nighttime spectacular that celebrates the role of Disney music in uniting the world.  Disney promises the new show will be “the largest nighttime spectacular ever created for a Disney park”.

Expect this new fireworks show to last at least 20 years.

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The IllumiNations “Farewell” Merchandise Has Arrived!!!

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Mickey Mouse blowing out the World Showcase torch. Magic Band, $27.99

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Whoa.  Tons of Farewell IllumiNations merch this month at Mouse Gear.

The new Farewell IllumiNations merchandise arrived at Epcot this month.

The main logo for the merchandise features Mickey Mouse blowing out the World Showcase torch surrounded by fireworks. Of course, Mickey Mouse blowing out the torch is fitting because of the iconic opening of the show where the narrator blows out the torches at the end of the opening monologue.

The farewell collection can be found at Mouse Gear until early October 2019.

(Cast members can expect it to show up at Cast Connections by Nov. 1st.)

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T-shirt, $29.99

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Ball cap, $27.99

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Travel tumblers, $18.77

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Disney LE pin, $15.99

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We watched IllumiNations for one final time with our family in March 2019:

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All the World Showcase pavilions illuminated during the IllumiNations fireworks.  Lovely.

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Red, white, and blue fireworks set to wonderful – and VERY LOUD – music.

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CP Moment #18: Watching IllumiNations for the first time with your DCP roommates.

VIP Seating for Illuminations

9pm at Epcot.  We’ll miss this fireworks show!  We’ve grown up with it.

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IllumiNations Epcot

It’s 9pm…so you know where we are!

We’ve written two books about our time working and playing at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

Adventure Book Cover

Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

book Two Girls

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Two Disney Sisters

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Having a fun day at Epcot! Caroline wearing one of her new Minnie Ears.

Illuminations: Reflections of Earth Farewell Merchandise Arrives at Epcot

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Mickey Mouse blowing out the World Showcase torch. Magic Band, $27.99

IllumiNations, the nighttime fireworks spectacular that has been at Epcot for nearly 20 years, is ending September 30th with the new show Epcot Forever premiering October 1st.

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Whoa.

The new Farewell merchandise arrived at Epcot yesterday.

The main logo for the merchandise features Mickey Mouse blowing out the World Showcase torch surrounded by fireworks. Of course, Mickey Mouse blowing out the torch is fitting because of the iconic opening of the show where the narrator blows out the torches at the end of the opening monologue.

The farewell collection can be found at Mouse Gear.

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T-shirt, $29.99

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Ball cap, $27.99

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Travel tumblers, $18.77

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Disney LE pin, $15.99

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Epcot’s IllumiNations Fireworks Show Ending September 2019

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March 2019: Watching IllumiNations for the last time!

April 2019:  Disney Parks announced this week that IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth will have its final show on September 30, 2019.  It premiered on October 1, 1999.

The new fireworks show called Epcot Forever will debut at 9pm on October 1, 2019.

Watch preview of Epcot Forever:  Epcot Forever – New Fireworks Show at Epcot

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Kites flying high during new the Epcot Forever fireworks show preview.

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Epcot Forever

This is a temporary fireworks show until the new IllumiNations replacement show premieres in early 2020.

The official replacement for IllumiNations, yet unnamed, debuting in early 2020 and will feature massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed fountains, lights, pyrotechnics, and lasers. The yet-unnamed show will celebrate how Disney music inspires people around the world.

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We watched IllumiNations for one final time in March 2019:

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All the World Showcase pavilions illuminated during the IllumiNations fireworks.

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Red, white, and blue fireworks set to wonderful music.

CP Moment Illuminations

CP Moment #18: Watching IllumiNations for the first time with your DCP roommates.

VIP Seating for Illuminations

9pm at Epcot.  We’ll miss this fireworks show!  We’ve grown up with it.

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IllumiNations Epcot

It’s 9pm…so you know where we are!

We’ve written two books about our time working at Disney World.

Both are available on Amazon.com: Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

Adventure Book Cover

Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

book Two Girls

Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

If you’d like to follow our daily Disney blog, here’s the link: https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/

Have a magical day!

#TwoDisneySisters

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Having a fun day at Epcot!  #TwoDisneySisters

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