This morning on Good Morning America Disney made two very big announcements about the 50th Anniversary celebration at Walt Disney World!
First, the long-awaited Harmonious will finally make its debut at Epcot on October 1st for the first day of the anniversary celebration! Harmonious will be EPCOT’s new nighttime spectacular set to replace Epcot Forever which replaced IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. Disney has described Harmonious as one of the largest nighttime spectaculars ever made for a Disney Park! Considering how IllumiNations: Reflection of Earth, a show that debuted back in 1999, wowed guests for decades, Disney promising the largest nighttime show yet is talk worth paying attention to. From the nighttime tests, it appears that Harmonious will have larger fireworks shells launched higher than IllumiNations, making it similar to the kind of pyrotechnics that guests are used to seeing at Magic Kingdom.
But, in even bigger news: There will be a new golden celebration at Magic Kingdom with an all-new firework spectacular: Disney Enchantment! The new nighttime spectacular, “Disney Enchantment,” will help kick off the 50th-anniversary festivities when it debuts Oct. 1 at Magic Kingdom Park. Created to launch with “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” this evening extravaganza will take you on a journey filled with adventure, wonder and empowerment. Inspiring everyone to believe in magic, “Disney Enchantment” will feature music, enhanced lighting, stunning fireworks and, for the first time, immersive projection effects that extend from Cinderella Castle down Main Street, U.S.A.
There’s also new daytime entertainment stirring at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Check out this artist rendering of “Disney KiteTails,” which will come alive several times daily at the Discovery River Amphitheater beginning Oct. 1. Performers will fly windcatchers and kites of all shapes and sizes, while out on the water elaborate three-dimensional kites – some stretching to 30 feet long – will depict Disney animal friends, including Simba, Zazu, Baloo and King Louie. These colorful creations will dance through the sky to the beat of favorite Disney songs in an uplifting, vibrant experience for the whole family.
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