Epcot Live Entertainment
The live entertainment in Epcot is worth the price of admission alone. First, for those who love the characters, there are plenty to see in Epcot. The Character Connection in Future World is a great place to start. Follow that with various meet and greets in the countries.
Walk through the Epcot turnstiles in the morning and head towards Test Track/ Mission Space. Your ears will awaken to what might just be the sounds of trash cans! That's right, the JAMMitors with their comedic cacophony and percussive artistry are a favorite with kids! During special Epcot events, look for these talented percussionists to assume alter egos: they become the Jammin' Chefs during the Food & Wine Festival, for example.
Over in World Showcase, you can spend your entire day going from country to country and with cultural experiences from around the Globe. Beginning in Mexico, enjoy the beautiful costumes and traditional folk music of the Mariachi Cobre. Look for them in the outside courtyard or inside the shopping area.
In China, the Jeweled Dragon Acrobats perform 20-minute shows five times daily.
Italy has Sergio, the mime/juggler.
At the American Adventure, the Voices of Liberty have been entertaining Epcot guests for many, many years. The a capella ensemble has a full repertoire of traditional American folk songs. During the holidays, the Voices fill the atrium of the American Adventure with a collection of traditional song. Look for the Voices of Liberty to perform special songs on July 4th.
There is almost always something going on at the America Gardens Theatre. Located across from the American Adventure, you can rest your feet for a while and be entertained by any variety of song and/or dance companies. Early in the year, there's the Epcot International Festival of the Arts and the Disney on Broadway Concert Series. At Epcot's springtime Flower and Garden Festival, "Garden Rocks" acts like Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits and Village People perform the hits that made them famous. During the fall's Food and Wine Festival, a variety of concerts with the theme "Eat to the Beat" take place. Previous performances have included The Pointer Sisters, Hanson, Smash Mouth and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. And of course during the holidays see the traditional Candlelight Processional, which will feature a celebrity narrator reading the story of the Nativity, accompanied by a full choir.
From clear across the World Showcase lagoon come the sounds of Japanese drummers Matsuriza.
Hear whistles in France? Then you have come across Serveur Amusant, the comical water and wine steward.
Want something more lively? Check out the United Kingdom's British Revolution. They play decades of popular British music — every show of this act is a chronological journey with random fun facts about songs and artists through the years, from the Dave Clark Five and the Beatles, to the music of Led Zeppelin and The Who.
A few of the World Showcase countries have brought in seasonal entertainment. Be sure and check the times guide for what is happening in Canada, Morocco and Germany.
You may even find roaming Vikings searching for their ship in Norway.
Not all entertainers perform daily and often there are specified show times. Be sure to pick up an Epcot Times Guide for times and appearances during your visit.
There may be entertainment you won't find listed in the Guide Map, providing a pleasant surprise when you see them.
Remember all acts are subject to change.