Saturday was a day of emotions for fans of long time performances at Walt Disney World’s Epcot, as the park said goodbye to three musical acts. The closures will be replaced by different acts over the next few months with new acts. Late Sunday, one of the acts made an official announcement via Facebook about their involvement in the new shows at Epcot.
The official Facebook page for the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show made a huge announcement Friday that they will be taking over for the long running Off-Kilter.
It can now be announced and it is official, we have a year around permanent lumberjack show at Walt Disney World Epcot. The Show is called the Canadian Lumberjack Show located next to the Canadian Pavilion! So when you come to Disney World Epcot hey, please stop by and say hi! The show starts the week of October 5th.
While Off-Kilter was a great act, they didn’t exactly fit with the Canadian theme, arguably. Fans came out in droves to support the band, with a huge final show on Saturday, and massive crowds all weekend despite the pouring rain.
October 5th will see the premiere of the all new Lumberjack Show which gives a little more authenticity to the Canadian Pavilion. It’s also worth noting the irony that while Canada will be more authentic, Norway will close it’s Maelstrom attraction for a Frozen layover.
The other two acts leaving Epcot also had huge send offs after amazingly long runs. MoRockin featured a live band, with a belly dancer, and performed in the Morocco area of the park.
The Fife and Drum Corps in the American Adventure was an authentic recreation of a revolutionary drum corp. They added a bit of living history to the theme park. As of now there are no announcements if or what will replace either of the two acts.
There is still time for those wanting to take a troll filled adventure in Epcot’s Norway pavilion, as Maelstrom will close October 5th. The long running ride will be getting a Frozen makeover, and should be open in early 2016. According to several sources, Frozen will use the same ride system as Maelstrom and will feature the fictional town of Arendelle from the film. While the story is said to be inspired by Norway, it isn’t known of the rest of the pavilion will still be themed to Norway or if it will be one giant Frozen wonderland.
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