PHOTOS - Live TV show filming on Main Street U.S.A. this weekend

Apr 07, 2017 in "Magic Kingdom"

Saturday Night Takeaway set in Town Square
Posted: Friday April 7, 2017 9:41am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

The British TV show, Saturday Night Takeaway, will be filming a live season finale show on Main Street U.S.A. on Saturday April 8 2017.

A large set is being constructed occupying most of Town Square and the Train Station, ready for the live broadcast to take place at 2pm EDT.

The audience is being flown in from the UK, but guests in the Magic Kingdom can see the show on video screens at the Rocket Tower Plaza Stage in Tomorrowland. In the UK, you can catch the show on ITV at 7pm.

To make way for the filming, several of the park's entertainment offerings have been adjusted.

  • Festival of Fantasy Parade will take place at 5pm.
  • The Flag Retreat will be at 6pm at City Hall.
  • Move it! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street party will have one performance only, at 7:15pm.
  • The Town Square characters will be located at other areas around the park.

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COProgressFanApr 20, 2017

Looks like there was a spring sale on saplings at Home Depot!

EricsBiscuitApr 20, 2017

This is from my Sunday trip

SkyApr 13, 2017

Has anyone seen how the Town Square looks since the filming has ended? Haven't seen any images lately.

COProgressFanApr 10, 2017

Fair enough, but they they haven't been allowed to grow much at all the last decade. What's so bad about allowing them to grow (as they use to allow) and actually provide some shade?

MikejakesterApr 10, 2017

you beat me to it. :hilarious:

TheboltApr 09, 2017

What times the 3 o'clock parade? At 5pm!

MisterPenguinApr 09, 2017

We got that B-roll!

mm121Apr 09, 2017

That's actually pretty smart thinking to have a secondary foundation for it. saves having to truck it out of the park

BoltApr 09, 2017

Old b-roll

AndyS2992Apr 09, 2017

The Earffel Tower was demolished April 2016 yet made several short appearances in the show lol

larryzApr 08, 2017

It's why the Photopass photogs use the fill flash even on bright, sunny days.

MisterPenguinApr 08, 2017

The sun can create severe shadows on the face from the brow, hair, nose, and cheeks. Extra lighting gets rid of that. Also, you never know if it will suddenly get less light with a passing cloud. If that happens, the extra lighting keeps everything at the same brightness.

wdwmagicApr 08, 2017

dave&diApr 08, 2017

I've not been back to wdw since 2013, used to go every 2 years, I watched parts of it but made me too sad! Going to DLP on Tuesday for a few days for the 1st time, not feeling so happy about it now!