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Get to Know the Live Entertainment at EPCOT’s World Showcase Countries

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Along with rides, dining, character experiences, and shopping, a key element of the EPCOT experience is the daily live entertainment in the World Showcase area. Most of the EPCOT countries have live performances that represents modern or traditional entertainment that is characteristic of that nation. While these diversions are not typically “must do” activities for most guests, they are all a pleasant way to pass the time for a few minutes, particularly if you’re in the mood to slowly meander across the World with a frosty beverage in hand.

Also note that the live entertainment offering typically expand during the winter holidays when there will be traditional storytellers stationed at most of the countries.


Note that you can find the schedules for each of these entertainers on the My Disney Experience app. Showtimes vary daily and shows may be cancelled or postponed due to adverse weather conditions. (Click photos to enlarge.)


A live mariachi band, Mariachi Cobre, plays several times per day. Each performance lasts about 20-25 minutes, but you’re welcome to stop for just a song or two while you’re on your way to the nearby margarita stand.

You’ll also find Donald Duck, sporting a darling sombrero, greeting guests several times per day.


The only official live entertainment at the Norway pavilion is character greetings. You can find Anna and Elsa at the Royal Sommerhaus. And if you’ve booked a meal at Akershus, you’ll be dining with princesses.


Mulan greets guests at the back of the Reflections of China building.


Snow White greets guests at spot on the left just outside the Germany pavilion, as you face the pavilion.


Sergio, a juggling and mime act, performs in the Italy courtyard several times each day. Audience members are sometimes asked to participate in the show!

Sergio performing in Italy

EPCOT’s near year-round festivals always feature live entertainers on stage at the America Gardens pavilion. These range from oldies bands to present-day Broadway performers. Additionally, several times per day you’ll find The Voices of Liberty singing inside the America pavilion. Their close harmony renditions of American standards and patriotic tunes are often breathtaking.


Matsuriza, a Japanese Taiko drum group, performs on the upper level of the pagoda several times each day.

Drumming in Japan

Atlas Fusion plays on a small stage near the World Showcase walkway. They perform traditional Gnawa and Moroccan music.

Princess Jasmine greets guests inside the Moroccan building complex.

Atlas Fusion

Belle greets guests on the walkway between the France and Morocco pavilions. Princess Aurora (aka Sleeping Beauty) has her greetings at the gazebo near the water on way to the Ratatouille ride.

United Kingdom

Winnie the Pooh and other Hundred Acre Wood friends greet guests at the back of the Crown & Crest shop, while Alice (of Wonderland fame) periodically appears outside the Tea Caddy shop.


The Canada Mill Stage hosts a rotating selection of modern Canadian musical acts. Past groups have included Alberta Bound, Bodh’aktan, Raffy, Suroît, and, Cormier & Friends, and Les Raftsmen.

Performing on the Canada stage

In addition to the entertainment in each country, there is a nightly multimedia and fireworks show that takes place in the center of the World Showcase. It’s pleasant way to end any evening at EPCOT.

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Erin Foster

Erin Foster is an original member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel (now PlanDisney), a regular contributor to, and co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line. She's been to WDW, DL, DL Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Aulani, DVC Vero Beach, and DVC Hilton Head. She's a Platinum DCL cruiser and veteran of 10 Adventures by Disney trips. Erin lives near New York City, where she can often be found indulging in her other obsession - Broadway theater.

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