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My family recently had the pleasure of visiting the Walt Disney World Resort on its 50th Anniversary. The 50th Anniversary was on Friday, October 1, 2021.
The fiftieth anniversary was an exciting time at the park. There were all kinds of new things at Disney World that had opened since the last time we had visited. And we had been there just a month earlier!
Some of the new attractions included:
- Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Ride (read our review here)
- Space 220 Restaurant at Epcot (read our review here)
- La Creperie de Paris Restaurant at Epcot (read our review here)
- New food options (read about it here)
And on October 1st, not one, but two new fireworks shows debuted! Enchantment Nighttime Spectacular Show started at Magic Kingdom (you can read our review here).
And then a brand new nighttime show debuted at Epcot, called Harmonious!
My family opted to go to Epcot that night to see the new fireworks show. We were able to get a reservation for the Rose and Crown Fireworks Dining Package. This is a new option that we absolutely loved. You get a table at Rose and Crown Dining Room that is located on the patio. It gives you amazing waterfront views of the show. So you don’t have to stand around waiting for the fireworks. You just enjoy a delicious meal and then when it is time for the fireworks, you turn, watch it, and get a great view!
You can see the great view right here in the video we took:
So if you want a truly great Harmonious experience, we highly recommend the Rose and Crown Dining Experience. We reviewed it here.
So, you can watch the video yourself to see what you think. But you may be wanting to know what I thought from being there and watching it in person.
And the answer is, I loved it! Now, if you read my review of Enchantment (the new fireworks show at Magic Kingdom), then you’ll know I had mixed feelings about that show.
But I had no mixed feelings about Harmonious! One thing I personally did not like about Enchantment was it felt it had no cohesive story or purpose. It was just a bunch of movie clip projections and Disney songs.
But to me, while Harmonious had more of a theme. They had projections and Disney songs. But it all kind of worked to me because they highlighted movies that are set around the world. And since the show is in the World Showcase, that just makes so much.
World Showcase has a France pavilion. So the show featured The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Beauty and the Beast. World Showcase has an American Pavilion. So the show featured The Princess and the Frog. World Showcase has a China Pavilion. So the show featured Mulan. World Showcase has a United Kingdom Pavilion. So the show featured Brave, which is set in Scotland. World Showcase has a Mexican Pavilion. So the show featured Coco. And they have clips from other movies set around the world, like The Lion King and Aladdin.
The show itself is just amazing, too, aside from theming. All of the lights reflecting off of the World Showcase Lagoon and the fireworks above the water are simply breathtaking. And it is such a creative show. It incorporates a combination of floating giant screens, choreographed moving fountains, pyrotechnics, lights, and lasers in a 360-degree view. My parents even commented afterward that it was the best show that they had ever seen.
So if you are planning an upcoming trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, make sure you check out Harmonious!
Disney World Vacation Tips
Now as I mentioned, Harmonious takes place in the World Showcase. That makes any hotel located near the World Showcase Entrance at Epcot an ideal to stay in during your stay. You’ll be able to walk, take a boat, or take a Disney Skyliner from these hotels. So click on these links to find out how to get these hotels at great rates:
- Beach Club
- Yacht Club
- Swan Resort
- Swan Reserve
- Dolphin Resort
- Art of Animation
- Pop Century
- Caribbean Beach Resort
You can also learn how to get discounted prices for Disney World theme park coupons here.