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News Reflections of Earth confirmed to be replaced by Harmonious

trainplane3

Well-Known Member
Or better yet -

How about they originally thought this out a bit more and built SMALLER barges ?

There is no reason why these 'tacos' could not have been built at a slightly smaller scale instead of the oversized gigantic monstrosities they became.
The scale, in my option, is far too large for the lagoon size at Epcot.
Someone decided that these needed to be 'bigger and better' which resulted in oversized units incapable of doing what they should be doing - moving off stage and on stage.

Bigger is not always better....
Sometimes, 'less is more' especially in show business.


Just looking at the size of those flippin' screens....
The glare off of the water at night time is going to require clearance from MCO before each show !

o_O

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You aren't wrong but we're in a era of "biggest ever". Biggest box measured in SSE's, biggest barges, biggest budgets. Obviously they're a size=everything kind of person.
wait what
 

HauntedPirate

Sheltered-at-home Park nostalgist
Premium Member
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legit question...

if Harmonius turns out to be epically awesome, does that outweigh the tragically awful eyesore of the barges?

Nope. 20 minutes of ‘wow’ doesn’t make up for 23 hours and 40 minutes of ugly.
 

Figments Friend

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The 'curtain of water' that is to be implemented to try to cover these 'burnt taco shells' with fountain features is not going to improve the sightlines in the lagoon.
It's all about the sizes and scale of things at play here.
The barges are far too large , and the planned water feature is going to also be too large for the body of water they are placed on.

If these were smaller it might be passable and the fountain feature may have appeared rather nice, but at their current height and length it's going to be a eyesore no matter how many gallons of water an hour are careening over them.
These are still going to be obnoxiously large objects blocking the views of what is one of the fundamental appealing design features of World Showcase.


Freakin' floating tv screens.....
:mad:

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UNCgolf

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The 'curtain of water' that is to be implemented to try to cover these 'burnt taco shells' with fountain features is not going to improve the sightlines in the lagoon.
It's all about the sizes and scale of things at play here.
The barges are far too large , and the planned water feature is going to also be too large for the body of water they are placed on.

I said the exact same thing either earlier in this thread or elsewhere. The fountains are going to be much too large; they will almost certainly look odd.

It will be better than just having the barges sit out the way they are right now, but not exactly ideal.
 

Figments Friend

Well-Known Member
Yes, covering them with a water feature will be the better of those two choices......but the best choice would have been to have scaled these barges down in size.

With four units, even at a smaller scale, I don't think any viewers of the Show would have had any trouble seeing what is on the screens.
No matter where you are located around the lagoon, with four duplicate units a barge will be near you.....unlike the single central Earth Barge from ROE.

So the oversized scale seems a mistake to me, especially considering that the oversized units cannot be moved offstage.

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aladdin2007

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I'm really curious how loud the fountains will be once they're on and how it will impact the music and ambiance around World Showcase.
rumor is they are coming with their own new score..meaning gone will be the individual pavilions ambient music probably, which is a horrible shame. less pavilion music, less costumes too? (even if the intl cast program does return one day, I cant see Disney spending or caring on all costumes the pavilions had) As it was Norway had no music the other day inside or out....could have just been a tech issue that day in general I guess, but they are just undoing everything in this park and not for the better.
 
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peter11435

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rumor is they are coming with their own new score..meaning gone will be the individual pavilions ambient music probably, which is a horrible shame. less pavilion music, less costumes too? (even if the intl cast program does return one day, I cant see Disney spending or caring on all costumes the pavilions had) As it was Norway had no music the other day inside or out....could have just been a tech issue that day in general I guess, but they are just undoing everything in this park and not for the better.
Several pavilions have already received new BGM loops in the past two years. I don’t think they are going anywhere
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
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techgeek

Well-Known Member
The offset from lagoon centerline is just another log on the fire of truly baffling design going on here...

Does anyone know why it has to play off-center? I’m assuming there’s a calculated reason, because it’s inconceivable that it’s just a ‘whoopsie’ with how much lagoon infrastructure work was done.
 

MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
Premium Member
The offset from lagoon centerline is just another log on the fire of truly baffling design going on here...

Does anyone know why it has to play off-center? I’m assuming there’s a calculated reason, because it’s inconceivable that it’s just a ‘whoopsie’ with how much lagoon infrastructure work was done.
It's so large, you won't know it's off center.
 

techgeek

Well-Known Member
It's so large, you won't know it's off center.

Sometimes things like that trigger a sort of ‘something is off’ subconscious unbalanced perception, even if it’s not blindingly obvious.

But this... from center stage World Showcase Plaza... is pretty blindingly obvious. It may be less of an issue viewing from elsewhere around the lagoon, but that’s not saying much since so much of the show clearly plays directly to center stage as designed.
 

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