On October 1, 2021, Walt Disney World kicked off its massive 5oth Anniversary celebration, which included new rides — Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure –, a ton of delicious new foods, and two new nighttime spectaculars — Disney Enchantment at Magic Kingdom Park and Harmonious at EPCOT, which takes places on World Showcase Lagoon.
While Disney Enchantment is not as popular as Happily Ever After — which is coming back when the 50th ends –, Guests seem to enjoy heading to EPCOT to watch the show, complete with great music and stunning fireworks. During Harmonious, fireworks actually shoot off right near Guests, which can be both startling and thrilling.
However, in the year since the show started, there have been several problems. Well, one big problem, really. Fires. And how another fire has broken out during the show.
Theme park insider Scott Gustin shared that a fire broke out on one of the barges used in Harmonious. Disney said that the fire broke out on one of the barges, but was contained and put out after the show.
Disney confirms the Harmonious fire only impacted a fireworks launch platform. “A fireworks launch platform had a contained fire after Friday’s show and was extinguished.”
Disney confirms the Harmonious fire only impacted a fireworks launch platform.
“A fireworks launch platform had a contained fire after Friday’s show and was extinguished.” pic.twitter.com/MnFRPGeLVn
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) October 22, 2022
This is not the first time that a fire has broken out during Harmonious. A couple of months ago, a fire broke out near the America pavilion due to a stray ember from the fireworks. Another time, a firework appeared to malfunction, causing a fire on one of the barges.
Here is more on Harmonious, courtesy of the Walt Disney World Resort website:
The heart of the EPCOT transformation comes to life with Harmonious, one of the largest nighttime spectaculars ever created for Disney Parks. The show is a beautifully crafted medley of classic Disney music and visuals reinterpreted by a culturally diverse group of 240 artists from all around the world. Come and be dazzled by all of it as you discover how Disney music and stories have the power to inspire and unite us all, overcoming any language or border.
This magnificent show brings to World Showcase Lagoon an innovative combination of floating giant screens, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics and lasers in a 360-degree view. Enter amazing worlds inspired by Moana, Aladdin, Coco, Brave, The Lion King, Mulan, The Princess and the Frog and other classic stories. Colorful images and effects dance and change as Harmonious weaves familiar Disney music and stories together. Through unique perspectives as diverse as the world itself, Disney songs hop from language to language as the show brings people from different parts of the world together to unlock the magic of possibility.
Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary will run through March 31, 2023, and, when the anniversary ends, Harmonious will be replaced by “100 Years of Wonder”. Disney has not yet announced when the new show will debut.