Electric Water Pageant
Shortly after Walt Disney World first opened, Imagineer
Bob Jani noticed the contrast between the bright lights of the Los Angeles
area, where most of them lived, and the pitch blackness of Seven Seas
Lagoon and the surrounding area. An idea was born...to produce an
electric parade of lights on the water as a good night present to the
guests leaving the Magic Kingdom (then, WDW's only park).
The Electric Water Pageant is still run nightly on Seven
Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake. It consists of several barges with two-dimensional
lights in the shape of various aquatic characters all set to music.
The Pageant concludes with a tribute to the United States, a huge flag,
with patriotic music.
The display can be seen at all of the resorts on Seven Seas
Lagoon and Bay Lake. You should check with Guest Services for specific
It's interesting to note, that the Electric Water Pageant
was the "light bulb" that led to the creation of the original
Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland...and eventually to Spectromagic
at the Magic Kingdom.