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Entertainment Not To Miss In Walt Disney World

Entertainment is a huge part of the magic for Walt Disney World.  We are so thrilled that a lot of the entertainment has returned to the four Theme Parks bringing so much excitement and fun to the Parks.

We are going to tell you about some of the entertainment that you shouldn’t miss during your Walt Disney World vacation.

These include both some of the bigger shows as well as some of the smaller shows that you might catch throughout the Parks.

We hope that you will take time during your Walt Disney World vacation to enjoy these amazing experiences.

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For the First Time In Forever:  A Frozen Sing Along

One of our top choices when it comes to entertainment in Walt Disney World can be found at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  For the First Time in Forever:  A Frozen Sing Along is an absolute blast.

This live-action show brings the story of Elsa and Anna to life through the favorite songs from the movie. What truly makes this show outstanding though are the two historians from Arendelle.

Together these two amazing Cast Members work to tell the story of Elsa and Anna- although not always as we remember it. The humor is something that all grown-ups can appreciate, and little ones will love singing all their favorite Frozen songs.

Next time you are in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, don’t skip past this show. Allow yourself some time out of the sun to truly laugh like you never knew you could.

Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage
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Beauty and the Beast:  Live on Stage

Another show that you can find in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is Beauty and the Beast: Live on Stage.  This show brings the beloved movie to the stage with outstanding costumes and great music that we have learned to love.

Enjoy seeing how Belle and Beast learn to love each other, thus transforming him magically on stage into the prince we knew he could be. This is an outdoor theater which can make it a little warm during the middle of the day, so plan accordingly if you want to see it during your Hollywood Studios day.

Indiana Jones Epic Stunt
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Indiana Jones: Epic Stunt Spectacular

For an exciting and entertaining show, head to the Indiana Epic Stunt Spectacular in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  This show brings the making of movies to Guests through an action packed show.

Guests will see how different stunts are done to make some of the best scenes in the Indiana Jones movies created by the amazing stunt team.  This show does have loud noises and explosions so keep that in mind for little ones.

Festival of the Lion King
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Festival of the Lion King

Over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, take time to see the Festival of the Lion King.  This outstanding show brings the beloved music together with outstanding singers that create magical shows like never before.

Even though it is slightly modified, we still find the show fantastic.  We are hopeful that the acrobats and aerial show will return soon, but even without them the show is one Guests should take time to see.

KiteTails Disney Animal Kingdom
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Disney KiteTails

Also in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the new KiteTails show that was brought about as part of the World’s Most Magical Celebration.  These larger than life kites take to the sky bring awe and delight to the audience members.

There are two themed shows featuring characters from either the Lion King or from the Jungle Book.  Both of these are fun and whimsical making it a great break from rides.

Voices of Liberty

Found in the American Gardens Theatre, the Voices of Liberty are some of the most talented singers you will come across at Walt Disney World. Together, they bring inspiring vocal performances that celebrate Walt Disney World and America’s spirit and beauty. Grab a snack and a seat and truly take in the beauty that is Voices of Liberty.

Jammin’ Chefs

For a unique and extremely fun show, make sure to stop by and see Jammin’ Chefs in EPCOT’s World Showcase. This group is found on the Canada Mill Stage, and they bring the funk as they use kitchen items as instruments. The show is extremely upbeat and filled with fun and laughs for Guests of all ages.

Mariachi Cobre
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Mariachi Cobre

Also found in EPCOT’s World Showcase is the Mariachi Cobre group. Sometimes found in Mexico, but also performing in the American Gardens Theatre lately, this fun group brings the warm melodies of traditional folk music from Jalisco, Mexico, into EPCOT. If you haven’t heard this style of music before, you will want to make sure to schedule some time to relax and enjoy as it is sure to move you.

Dapper Dans

In the Magic Kingdom, make sure to catch this amazing barbershop quartet that takes beloved Disney songs and brings them to the streets of Magic Kingdom using chimes, tap dancing, and even some humor. We are thrilled that this extremely talented group is back and highly recommend slowing down and taking in performance while in Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

Main Street, U.S.A. Philharmonic

Another amazing show you can find at Magic Kingdom is the legendary marching band that strolls the streets of Main Street, U.S.A.. Hear them play songs from classic Disney films as well as fun ragtime and swing pieces. It is hard not to dance along with the music when you hear the joyful music.

Even though we love the rides at Walt Disney World, we find the entertainment just as magical.  Seeing some of our beloved shows come to life on stage is so special.  We love how talented the performers are and love how they work so hard to create these amazing experiences.


Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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