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News Reflections of Earth confirmed to be replaced by Harmonious

Skywise

Well-Known Member
The Epcot lagoon now looks like a landfill. Way to go Disney!
I'm withholding final judgement until they fire up the camouflage fountains - but I'm not hopeful they can do much to hide these monstrosities.

Especially the stargate.

Even IF the show is 1000x better than Illuminations it's still a 10 minute show at the end of the day and I can't see how you justify the cost and permanent eyesore in a **PARK** like this for what's ostensibly something to keep people in the park at night. (Especially in a place which sells BOOZE)

Another thought - These barges seem to have one purpose - the night show - it doesn't sound like they even considered doing a DAY show by adjusting the design (ala Bellagio in Las Vegas) similar to what they could do at Pixar Point.
 

durangojim

Well-Known Member
I think when they turn the fountains on it will look like this. (I'm not trying to offend anyone who happens to be heavier).
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HauntedPirate

Park nostalgist
Premium Member
We came in first from the Imagination side, and (a few nights later) the middle. That first impression when walking from the Imag side is/was absolutely visually jarring for me. As I’ve said, I wasn’t even looking for them but they immediately grabbed my eye.

Great for 15 minutes does not cancel out being an eyesore for the other 23 hours and 45 minutes.
 

HauntedPirate

Park nostalgist
Premium Member
I’ve finally seen scale. These barges are huge. I hope that they come with it with this show. That could be the only justification for having attack boats and the ring from Contact in the middle.

Actually, it’s a scaled down version of Thanos’ ships. Gotta have the movie IP tie-in. 😉 But I absolutely agree - There is a scale there that is not captured with a camera.
 

...it's a yungle

Well-Known Member
Society in general is more dumbed down than even 30 years ago.
Visited all 4 parks last Thu-Sun...”dumbed down” was rampant
When I reached the Canada pavilion after entering IG, I finally remembered to look at the taco platter..I dropped my jaw and then my head
I imagine the show at night will be large, but daytime views are simply horrendous and I don’t believe fountains will hide them in any way...plus it doesn’t change you can’t see across the water
One example of dumbed down was a “legend in their own mind” guest who just could not understand why he would have to be put on a waitlist for the Rose and Crown bar at 9:30 in the evening🥴
 

Unplugged

Well-Known Member
Such a horrible way to implement a new show. At MK they attempted to hide the DLP projectors for the castle as well as having the fireworks hidden either on roofs or behind the park. Here they stick it in our face and ruin the view. I've seen videos of them testing the fountains and hate to say, but it was a joke at the time.

It would have been easy for them to pour concrete pylons in the lagoon under water, and drop-in install a raise/lower modular show platform that could support shows like World of Color. Re-use the platform for new custom EPCOT shows. How much $$$ would that have saved?!? Not to mention it could be hidden at all times except when raised for maintenance, and even then we're talking a few feet above the water. For the shows, all we'd see are the small flat fireworks barges for the night that could be brought as before. Can still run fountains from this platform during the day.

[Edit] I suppose we should have knew this would happen after the Rivers of Light fiasco at AK. This is so over the top in design as others have pointed out, for 15 minutes. Maybe it's not too late to get their money back on those barges? 🙄 😁
 

nickys

Premium Member
Such a horrible way to implement a new show. At MK they attempted to hide the DLP projectors for the castle as well as having the fireworks hidden either on roofs or behind the park. Here they stick it in our face and ruin the view. I've seen videos of them testing the fountains and hate to say, but it was a joke at the time.

It would have been easy for them to pour concrete pylons in the lagoon under water, and drop-in install a raise/lower modular show platform that could support shows like World of Color. Re-use the platform for new custom EPCOT shows. How much $$$ would that have saved?!? Not to mention it could be hidden at all times except when raised for maintenance, and even then we're talking a few feet above the water. For the shows, all we'd see are the small flat fireworks barges for the night that could be brought as before. Can still run fountains from this platform during the day.

This is so over the top in design as others have pointed out, for 15 minutes. Maybe it's not too late to get their money back on those barges? 🙄 😁
IIRC, insiders have said when the show was designed the plan was to bring out the barges each evening, like the Globe was in ROE. That plan was changed but things were already well underway.

So as hideous as the barges are, this isn’t the fault of the show designers. The decision was taken higher up that they would be left out on the lagoon 24/7.
 

GimpYancIent

Well-Known Member
We came in first from the Imagination side, and (a few nights later) the middle. That first impression when walking from the Imag side is/was absolutely visually jarring for me. As I’ve said, I wasn’t even looking for them but they immediately grabbed my eye.

Great for 15 minutes does not cancel out being an eyesore for the other 23 hours and 45 minutes.
When the show kicks off will it be visible to the ISS? With all that hardware I expect a lot of brightness.
 

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