Walt Disney World debuted their newest nighttime show, Harmonious on the Disney Parks’ YouTube channel last night and reactions from the Disney fanbase are already hitting the internet. Unfortunately for the Mouse, there doesn’t seem to be much harmony from the EPCOT faithful regarding their thoughts regarding the permanent replacement for the beloved IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth show.
There were definitely some negative reactions…..
But other people seemed to enjoy the new show….
And of course, people had jokes….
Ultimately, the Disney fans themselves will decide if this new show will enjoy a lengthy run in EPCOT like IllumiNations did or if it will prematurely wind up in the graveyard of scrapped Disney attractions and shows like Rivers of Light. Brayden from the Mickey Views YouTube channel summed up what is at stake for this show nicely.
Hopefully the issues regarding the lack of real story transitions, sight line issues and lackluster finale can be fixed. IllumiNations in its earliest form was different than what the show ultimately evolved into. Despite Disney CEO Bob Chapek being an easy punching bag for the hardcore Disney fans these days, the company deserves the opportunity to let this show blossom into what it might eventually become. Judging its fate based on one showing is unfair and unreasonable but there is clearly work to be done.
If you watched the show or saw it in person, let us know what you thought in the comments below!