Bid farewell to the fife & drum corps and other popular Epcot live entertainment (photos by Seth Kubersky).
Aside from the obvious attractions, why do people visit Orlando's theme parks? I go to Magic Kingdom for nostalgia; Universal for Harry Potter; Animal Kingdom for sunstroke; and Hollywood Studios for as little as possible. Until today, I would have said I go to Epcot to drink, and enjoy live entertainment around World Showcase.
Well, I now have a few fewer reasons to visit the world's most expensive bar complex, as we pour one out for the long-running shows that are apparently leaving the park. Following a flood of social media postings from affected entertainers, theme park websites like WDWMagic and TouringPlans have reported -- and the official Disney Parks Blog has now confirmed -- that Walt Disney World has decided to cancel several of Epcot's best-known productions, with their final performances scheduled for late September.
Here's a breakdown of the shuttering World Showcase shows:
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