The barges are being removed next spring. Any future hardware will not be permanently docked in plain sight.I don't know for sure.
Here are my context clues:
I find it extremely unlikely they will double-down on the barges. And it still feels like half of the people here think the barges will live on, I guess we'll find out.
- A while back I heard that the higher-ups didn't like the look of the WS lagoon like the rest of us. They okayed the permanent placement of the barges because the daytime fountains were expected to make it the view more pleasing; which we know turned out to be unsuccessful.
- Disney hinted to catch Harmonious, during the 50th anniversary a few months ago on Twitter.
- @wdwmagic has made a few hints on the replacement show:
- "New show looks very promising"
- "Sightlines won't be a problem"
- EPCOT Forever is likely to return