Flames engulf Disney World building after nighttime show

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Flames and smoke filled the air shortly after EPCOT’s nightly entertainment ended, with no one knowing exactly what happened.

Credit: Disney

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At Disney World, guests have so many choices when it comes to live entertainment. From plays like Beauty and the Beast at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to parades at the Magic Kingdom. Customers looking for magical Disney entertainment are certainly in luck.

However, nighttime fireworks are the bread and butter of Disney parks, and the Orlando, Florida resort has a ton of them. Unfortunately, one of them may have gone a bit out of whack tonight, with several small fires breaking out at EPCOT.

A video was shared on Twitter by DisneyWorldTom (@disneytiktok) shortly after the fire started and can be seen below:

BREAKING: A fire broke out tonight at the World Showcase in EPCO

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As you can see in the video, multiple fireballs engulfed a building in what appears to be the US or Italy pavilion in the EPCOT Global Showcase. At the time of this article’s publication, we have no information on how this fire started, although we can assume it was caused by pyrotechnics at EPCOT’s nightly show Harmonious.

Harmonious opened to guests on September 29, 2021 and officially debuted on October 1, 2021 for Disney World’s 50th anniversary and EPCOT’s anniversary. The show is truly unlike anyone else, as it includes pyrotechnics, lighting, fountains, and music, all working together to create harmony in the theme park.

While Harmonious replaced Illuminations, it also replaced EPCOT Forever, a show that played between Illuminations and Harmonious. Harmonious uses five barges which all have lighting effects, LED screens and can shoot fireworks.

Harmonious Epcot
Credit: Disney

Watch the world come together

The heart of Epcot’s transformation comes to life with Harmonious, one of the biggest nighttime shows ever created for Disney parks. The show is a beautifully crafted mix of classic Disney music and visuals reinterpreted by a culturally diverse group of 240 artists from around the world. Come and be dazzled by it all as you discover how the music and stories of Disney have the power to inspire and unite us all, transcending any language or border.

This magnificent new spectacle brings to the World Showcase Lagoon an innovative combination of giant floating screens, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics and lasers in a 360 degree view. Enter incredible worlds inspired by Moana, Aladdin, Coco, Brave, The Lion King, Mulan, The Princess and the Frog and other classic stories. Colorful imagery and effects dance and shift as Harmonious weaves familiar Disney music and stories in new ways. Through unique perspectives as diverse as the world itself, Disney songs leap from language to language as the show brings people together from different parts of the world to unleash the magic of the possible.

Harmonious is a brilliant centerpiece for The most magical celebration in the world—celebrating the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort.

We will continue to update our story as new information is released.

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