Sbandieratori Di Sansepolcro flag waivers no longer performing at Epcot

Oct 12, 2016 in "Sbandieratori Di Sansepolcro"

Posted: Wednesday October 12, 2016 12:25pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Sbandieratori Di Sansepolcro, the Italian flag waiving act, is no longer appearing at Epcot's Italy Pavilion.

Introduced in October 2014 as part of a widespread refresh of the park's live entertainment, the group performed traditional flag waving accompanied by live music, a ceremony dating back over 500 years in Italian tradition.

No word yet on a possibly replacement act.

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BoltOct 13, 2016

Well now my Halloween costume won't make much sense.

Cmdr_CrimsonOct 13, 2016

I had the same situation before...The guy that was playing the tour guide during the show I saw looked familiar to me.. He was a WS Player... But, Many (like me) will remember that he played Otis T Wren at The Adventurers Club. Plus recently I saw him at Universal as he also is the Makeup artist at the Horror Makeup show.. I find him to be pretty funny and some of the stuff he does is Hilarious! :hilarious:

Texas84Oct 13, 2016

Saw one of them playing the tour guide at Flights of Wonder in AK.

RSoxNo1Oct 13, 2016

Looks like the last day was 10/8 as far as I can tell.

BoltOct 12, 2016

I assume the new Germany band is considered the replacement

World_Showcase_Lover007Oct 12, 2016

I'm sure some people will miss them, but the flag wavers were simply lipstick on a pig. They were brought in to gloss over the unhide-able fact that the Italy pavilion has no attractions, permanent exhibits, film or any type of entertainment except for overpriced restaurants and retail. It's quite a shame because the pavilion itself has such great architecture. If you are not hungry, what more can you do beside pass the pavilion by? Whenever I saw the flag wavers, all it did was remind me of how WDW management was unwilling to create/build some type of permanent entertainment. People have said it many times before, why isn't there a gondola boat ride?

DisneyDebRobOct 12, 2016

Any word on replacements? Tell us there's something in the works Steve.

Kevin_WOct 12, 2016

I agree it wasn't my favorite show, but I like having things like this around Epcot. The streetmosphere adds something extra to the park.

yellowbOct 12, 2016

Still the most disappointing WS departure. I wonder what ever became of the troop.

Disney-TrainsOct 12, 2016

Hat Lady is still there, minus the hats. Or at least she was last week (after October 1st). Carol Stein always delights!

brb1006Oct 12, 2016

And the Hat Lady if you were at the England Pavilion.

brb1006Oct 12, 2016

I remember seeing those guys performer while we were heading to the restaurant in the Italy Pavilion that actually made good quality pizza.

Cmdr_CrimsonOct 12, 2016

Still Miss the World Showcase Players....

ABQOct 12, 2016

Though there's no arguing the authenticity of their act, the entertainment was meh. I really miss the Ziti Sister's act. Not authentic, but enjoyable.