News Reflections of Earth confirmed to be replaced by Harmonious

trainplane3

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Kind of funny that Disney acknowledges the viewing area issues.
It's almost like this should've been researched ahead of time.
And when I say researched, I mean "they have 30 years of firework shows in Epcot and know what does and doesn't work but they still built something with poor views".

Literally, bigger globe. That's all that was needed. Not some flat water screen.
 

SaucyBoy

Well-Known Member
In the Parks
No
I saw Harmonious tonight. It's a visually stunning experience but I walked away going "meh." There were some pyro and tech moments that made me go "ooo and ahh" but overall, for me, there was definitely a lack of soul and emotion with this show. I echo some sentiments I've read online that it feels disjointed and too over the top. It would have been nice to see the full effects of the hardware appear over time. I will say I was quite impressed with the center water screen. I enjoyed the post-how, though. My brief takeaway is that I didn't hate it but I didn't love it. Maybe it's one of those things you have to see more than once to appreciate, who knows. The magic may be calling, as played at the end of the evening, but if it's Harmonious on the other end, I likely won't pick up.
 

wbostic12

Active Member
In the Parks
No
I think Harmonious is inherently flawed as a show within EPCOT, but I believe if three things were done, it would be improved dramatically.
1) Replace Stargate with larger globe.
2) Have the tacos replaced with a barge with some kind of curving screen that is able to face more people.
3)Allow for the removal of the barges during the day.
Is this probably going to happen? No. Almost no chance. But with the failure of Harmonious (and the near admittance of that failure by means of surveys and a live event), I hope someone in Guest relations will be able to persuade management for a change of the elements of this show. As much as I wish we could go back to ROE, I think the current management would be more likely to ship the barges to Paris for the WDS lagoon show and keep the IP than anything else.
 

TheMaxRebo

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Saw Harmonious for the first time tonight. Neat tech, music is meh to me, and WHO THOUGHT A FLAT SCREEN WAS A GOOD IDEA.

The same people that planned for high prices corporate events to be held on the roof of that World Celebration tower that would have straight in view of said flat screen


But seriously, even as a Harmonius defender, that is definitely a shortcoming of the show
 

trainplane3

Well-Known Member
The same people that planned for high prices corporate events to be held on the roof of that World Celebration tower that would have straight in view of said flat screen


But seriously, even as a Harmonius defender, that is definitely a shortcoming of the show
Thing is, this a location that someone had to pay $400 to do. The fireworks cruise isn't cheap. If I had to foot the bill then I'd be pretty sour knowing I missed a chunk of the show.
 

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