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Music Details Revealed for EPCOT’s “Harmonious”

We are ALMOST there! As we inch closer to Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary, we are thrilled with all the celebrations and new experiences coming to the Resort with “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” beginning October 1, 2021. While we’re excited that Magic Kingdom will be introducing the new nighttime spectacular, “Disney Enchantment“, we are especially thrilled with what’s coming to EPCOT! We have learned so far that EPCOT’s Space 220 Restaurant will be opening in September and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure attraction will also be open in time for the 50th Anniversary. Of course, the most highly-anticipated experience coming to EPCOT is the new “Harmonious” nighttime spectacular!

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We have been watching the Harmonious progress closely from the beginning when the barges were under construction. As of recently, Disney revealed a first look at Harmonious. We’ve also learned a favorite from the former nighttime spectacular, Illuminations, is staying put! And now, Disney is giving us a closer look at the music we can expect to hear when Harmonious debuts on October 1.

Disney reveals details about the soundtrack for “Harmonious” as it was produced remotely through more than 100 separate recording sessions in nine different countries and five states. In total, nearly 240 musicians, artists, composers, arrangers, cultural consultants, and vocalists contributed to the unique and wholly authentic sound of the show. “Harmonious” takes us on a journey through new interpretations of familiar Disney songs, performed in more than a dozen languages by a cast of talented singers from around the world. Some are recognizable names, either in the United States or their home country, while others are rising stars being heard by a global audience for the first time.

Here’s a look at some of the amazing work that went on behind the scenes to create the music of “Harmonious.”

“Harmonious” opens with an inspiring medley of “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana” and “Go the Distance” from “Hercules,” performed by “American Idol” finalist and three-time Grammy nominee Danny Gokey and vocalists Elisha Garrett and Ninet Tayeb. The show builds to a finale that unites everyone around World Showcase and from around the world, as many of the musical artists come together to perform a poignant and powerful song, bringing “Harmonious” to an emotional close.

Eek! We simply can’t wait to experience the lights, the fireworks, AND this incredible music to wrap up a perfect day at EPCOT. Are you making plans to visit Walt Disney World for their 18-month long 50th-anniversary celebration? We’ll see you there!

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.