We've got only a few more weeks to go before Epcot kicks off what should be a huge summer at the park. With the three back-to-back openings of Soarin' Over the World, Frozen Ever After and the Royal Sommerhus bringing guests in droves to this park over the next few months, it's reasonable to expect that there will be record-breaking crowds at this park in the coming months. However, in an effort to prepare this park for what is expected to be a massive influx of guests in just a few weeks, some low-key changes and improvements are happening now to help Epcot prepare for this upcoming busy summer season. And as with previous changes at this park, you might not have heard a lot about all of these improvements just yet...
1. The Canada Pavilion gets a new acrobatic entertainment act
The Mill Stage at Epcot's Canada Pavilion has been vacant for only a few days since musical group Alberta Bound departed, but it looks like Disney has already found a replacement act for this pavilion in a unique new performance group will be moving in to this location in just a few weeks. Known as Les Parfaits inconnus, this entertainment act is described as a traveling circus troupe direct from Canada that combines circus, music and theater to create a truly unique performance that will appeal to guests young and old.
This group's daily performances will include original musical numbers, acrobatic tricks, and even a few comedy routines mixed in as well. This new show sounds like it will be one of the most interesting entertainment offerings around the World Showcase, and will hopefully stick around for some time (TradNation and the previous Canadian Lumberjacks didn't last for very long). While we don't have an exact opening date for this show yet, this new group is expected to begin performing at the park sometime before the end of the month.
2. The Morocco Pavilion to also get a new musical entertainment offering soon
In addition to new entertainment offerings at the Canada Pavilion, a recent post on the Disney Parks Casting page suggests that the Morocco Pavilion is also getting a new live performance act sometime in the near future as well. The casting call (which you can read in full here) is for for 2 full time experienced keyboard/synthesizer players who are "able to play a full variety and full representation of Moroccan and other current Middle Eastern music" and are also able to "accompany a belly dancer in both modern and traditional styles".
Though unconfirmed, it seems like Disney is developing an act very similar to the former Mo'Rockin show, which is exciting news for this pavilion, which has stayed silent for far too long. And since this group is being developed by Disney (and not just brought in from somewhere else, like a lot of the other World Showcase acts), hopefully this will be a long-lasting addition as well.
No information has been made available about when this new entertainment offering might possibly debut at the park, but given everything else happening at Epcot, we'd imagine that Disney is probably targeting a late June debut for this new, untitled musical act as well.