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PHOTOS: Second 'Luminous' Barge Arrives at World Showcase Lagoon in EPCOT

A second barge for “Luminous: The Symphony of Us” has arrived at World Showcase Lagoon in EPCOT. The new nighttime spectacular is scheduled to debut on December 5, 2023.

Another ‘Luminous’ Barge Arrives

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Unlike the previous nighttime spectacular, “Harmonious,” the barges for “Luminous” are not expected to sit in the lagoon all day. The barges are being moved into the lagoon for testing.

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We spotted the first barge during a trip to EPCOT late last month.

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Both barges, including the newest one here, are triangular in shape, with a slightly curved top.

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What looks like show lighting is stationed throughout the “taco”-like structure.

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A small platform is between both, likely to aid in traveling between the two as testing takes place.

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“EPCOT Forever” is currently performing nightly at EPCOT, as a temporary replacement for “Harmonious.” “Harmonious” was announced at Destination D23 in 2018 and debuted in October 2021 for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World, replacing “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” which had been performed since 1999. “EPCOT Forever” originally ran between “IllumiNations” and “Harmonious.”

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Disney announced in September 2022 that a new nighttime spectacular would replace “Harmonious” for 100 Years of Wonder and the 40th anniversary of EPCOT. The latter anniversary has passed, while the 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company will come and go in October. “Luminous: The Symphony of Us” was reportedly supposed to premiere this fall but was delayed due to the soundtrack.

Most recently, information about the show and its dining packages were added to the Walt Disney World website.

Are you looking forward to the new nighttime spectacular at EPCOT? Or do you miss “Harmonious”? Let us know in the comments.

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