Epcot's most popular live entertainment groups to be retired in September

Aug 28, 2014 in "EPCOT"

Posted: Thursday August 28, 2014 9:28am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Some of Epcot's most popular live entertainment groups are being retired from the park in September.

  • World Showcase Players will have its final performance September 25 2014.
  • Off Kilter in Canada, Mo’Rockin in Morocco and the Spirit of America will be performing for the final time on September 27 2014.

New live entertainment planned includes a traditional Berber music and dance troupe in Morocco, a corps of dynamic flag-waving performers in Italy, a thrilling lumberjack-inspired show in Canada, and a Celtic folk music ensemble at the United Kingdom.

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wannabeBelleAug 15, 2016

And the time frame was odd 4 1/2 months was the length of the show, if I've got it right. Marie

ford91exploderAug 15, 2016

It's in use at my company the CEO is likely to materialize behind you at 3AM wondering what's keeping the senior engineering management at work that late and if it's an administrative or policy constraint well magically after one of those visits that constraint tends to vanish.

ford91exploderAug 15, 2016

Wow that was fast even for WDW...

BoltAug 15, 2016


brb1006Aug 14, 2016

It's a shame the Hat Lady no longer performs at Epcot. I really wished I got a chance to see her performer back when I was at Epcot back in 2006 which was my first visit to that park.

Pumbas NakasakApr 24, 2016

Give it a Japanese name that no one understands, produce a few charts and senior management will lap this walking about pooh up.

mj2vApr 24, 2016

At Disney, it's more MBSIMAFD. Management by sitting in meetings all friggin day. It is soul sucking.

Texas84Apr 24, 2016

Saw that show in Atlanta and I could not remember the name Rash. :D

BrewmasterApr 24, 2016

Absolutely, one of my favorite additions to their live show

wannabeBelleApr 24, 2016

LOVE THIS!!!! I am one of those strange chicks who actually likes Rush, go figure!!! Thanks for the great music video!! Marie

BrewmasterApr 24, 2016

note2001Apr 24, 2016

By the way, I may or may not have seen some of the former WSP over in DHS last December. They were attempting to pull off their version of A Christmas Carol with the same approach to the story as they had in World Showcase, but under the guise of being filmed. While funny, it had nowhere the same audience draw as the performance drew over in the UK pavilion with the proper costuming and location.

note2001Apr 24, 2016

In all fairness, the Lumberjacks appealed to some of the men (we'll be generous and say 33%?), but on a one-show-only basis. Anything beyond one show and the people who did like it started hating it. This last group had a good sound but was horribly lacking in their professional appearance and demeanor. They were not stage ready. Both of these acts could have been vastly improved had Disney guided them with some help in wardrobe, stance, dialog, and of course, getting rid of the #@%^ chainsaws. For the next act I hope Disney selects a group that already has a good show put together and doesn't depend upon them beinging able to tweak all aspects of their performance to suit the venue. Historically, it's been shown these groups simply don't know how to do that. Or they can go back to creating their own entertainment. ;)

MaryJanePApr 24, 2016

A Spinal Tap cover band called Shanghai Tap.