Right now Walt Disney World is closed for the foreseeable future due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic, and though we aren't sure when they will reopen, it seems like a safe bet that when they begin welcoming guests again, there will be some changes. And now it looks like we know that when the resort returns to operation, Epcot will be down FOUR entertainment acts
The Taiko drummers in the Japan pavilion, which have been performing at Epcot for an astounding 25 years, have released a statement saying that they will not be returning to the park:
Performing at the Japan Pavilion has been an honor, representing our heritage and culture to millions of guests from all over the world. It really has been a dream come true and we’re very heartbroken to see it come to an end so suddenly.
And though it seems shocking that Disney would fire these longtime performers, it looks like they're not the only ones out of a job
The popular British Revolution band, which would play hits from bands like The Who, Queen, Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones in the United Kingdom pavilion, has also confirmed that they will not be returning to Epcot, aying in part:
British Revolution and it's members would like to thank Walt Disney World and all the beautiful people of the UK Pavilion for the opportunity of a lifetime. What a joy it has been to perform over 11,000 shows to gracious audiences from around the globe. Our words are not enough to express our appreciation.