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The 8 BIG Updates from Walt Disney World (and Beyond) This Week (September 16-22, 2019)

This week at Walt Disney World,  even MORE entertainment cuts are announced for Epcot and Disney's Animal Kingdom as we head into fall, Disney releases a special preview of its new Epcot nighttime spectacular, plus a special sneak preview comes to Disney's Hollywood Studios! 

Outside Walt Disney World, Universal's newest attraction wins a big award, plus Universal announces a brand new special event coming next year! 

1. Mariachi Cobre Presents...The Story of Coco to be cut this fall


Even though over half a dozen cuts are coming to Disney this fall, it looks like even more entertainment is getting the axe, as Mariachi Cobre Presents....The Story of Coco, which features a Miguel puppet and a pair of Folklórico (traditional Mexican folk dance) dancers who perform to the music of the film, will be getting cut next week, with the show's last performance happening on Septmber 28th, MAriachi Cobre will continue to perform their standard set only, beginning on September 29th. 

2. JAMMitors and Matsuriza downsized at Epcot starting from Sept. 29


Also beginning on September 29, two of Epcot's other entertainment offerings are getting downsized, and will be reducing showtimes to only 5 days a week. Starting next week, the JAMMitors (currently performing daily in Future World) and Matsuriza  Japanese drummers performing in World Showcase) will only perform Thursdays through Mondays.

3, Burudika at Disney's Animal Kingdom to have final performance next month

Image: Disney

Over at Disney's Animal Kingdom, it looks like Disney has not renewed their contract with Harambe Village musicians Burudika, which means their last day at the park will be October 13, 2019 with their final show happening at 6:30pm on this date. Though Disney has not officially announced Burudika's departure, their calendar doesn't show any performances beyond October 13, which all but confirms this sad cut for Disney's Animal Kingdom. 

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