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Live Entertainment and Character Meet and Greets Return to Walt Disney World


It wouldn’t be the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World without full celebrations. While full-scale parades have yet to return, Disney announced this afternoon that other entertainment elements will indeed come back soon. Here’s what we know so far!

Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will return December 19, 2021

Returning soon: BoardWalk Performers
The BoardWalk performers will return soon to entertain guests as they mill about Disney’s BoardWalk Resort. 

Next week: Chakranadi & Kora Tinga Tinga at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
In Animal Kingdom, guests in Asia can enjoy listening to the music of Chakranadi starting sometime next week. Kora Tinga Tinga, the traveling musician who plays the kora, will also return to Harambe Village in Africa. 

October 14: Yeehaw Bob at Port Orleans – Riverside
In the River Roost Lounge at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, Yeehaw Bob returns to bring laughter and joy to his audiences.

Tam Tam Drummers at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Early November: Tam Tam Drummers at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
The Tam Tam Drummers of Harambe will return to Animal Kingdom in early November, captivating audiences with their skills and beats. 

November 7: “Disney Movie Magic” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
This projection show honors Disney’s live-action films. As such, the new show will include a segment to feature Disney’s live-action “Mulan.”

Disney Character Meet and Greets will return in November 2021.

November: Character Meet and Greets 
Disney Princesses and other beloved characters will begin to meet with guests again in November. Autographs will not be permitted quite yet, but guests will be able to interact with characters and take photos. 

Confirmed Characters and Locations:
Disney Princesses at Princess Fairytale Hall, Magic Kingdom
Mickey Mouse, Town Square Theater, Magic Kingdom
Minnie Mouse, Red Carpet Dreams, Hollywood Studios
Disney Junior Stars, Animation Courtyard, Hollywood Studios

December 19: Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
One of the most popular attractions in Hollywood Studios, Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular will return just before Christmas to wow and amaze audiences with live-action stunt work. 

Taiko Drummers of Matsuriza in Japan at EPCOT

All above listed attractions will join those already returned: 

“Let the Magic Begin,” Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage
Ragtime Piano Player, Casey’s Corner Main Street, U.S.A
Alberta Bound, Canada, EPCOT
Sergio, Italy, EPCOT
Taiko Drummers of Matsuriza, Japan, EPCOT

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About Aryn Bordelon

Aryn Bordelon grew up eating rice and kimchi in the Panhandle and was indoctrinated with a love of Florida theme parks from a young age. A long-time follower of OI, she has spent years attending the parks in a variety of ways, from repeatedly attending Halloween Horror Nights to racing (and placing) at Universal Running events alongside her husband, Ian.