The lumberjack act, which started at Epcot in October 2014, consisted of four flannel-clad competitors battling it out in competitions such as ax throwing and speed sawing. The show, presented multiple times a day, was seen on the Mill Stage of Epcot’s World Showcase. A small pool had been added to the performance area to include live log-rolling competitions. The lumberjacks took over the stage that had been used by “Off Kilter,” a celtic rock band that had performed at Epcot for 17 years.
Starting Friday, the area will be home to the Canadian Holiday Voyageurs, part of Epcot’s holiday offerings. What will turn up after the holidays is still unknown. Maybe Disney will see if they can get “Off Kilter” back! I am personally happy to see this show close. I found it noisy and not at all entertaining. And, as a lover of “Off Kilter” I was disappointed to see them leave.
In other Epcot News:
An acoustical group called Quickstep will debut in the United Kingdom this week.
B’net Houariyat (Morocco–musical/dance act) that started at the same time as the Lumberjacks, has also disappeared and were replaced by Ribab Fusion, a popular band from northern Africa. Ribab Rusion is scheduled to perform through January 2, 2016.