In just two days, The Laughing Stock Company and Pixar Philharmonic over at Disneyland Resort will be having their final performances due to extensive entertainment cutbacks throughout the resort. But it seems that cutbacks have also made it to Walt Disney World, starting at the Magic Kingdom.
The Royal Majesty Makers, featuring retired knight Sir Sterling, his clever niece Bridget, squire Tobias and the kind Lady Llewellyn, will be ending their performances in Fantasyland nearing the end of September if not the start of October.
Currently, the calendars for their performances only show times through September.
Another fan favorite scheduled to end is “The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History” over in Liberty Square, with a similar lack of scheduling on the Entertainment calendar.
It is rumored that both these Entertainment offerings will be closing on October 6th, 2019, with presentations of the Move It! Shake It! Mousekedance It! Street Parade being scaled back to just two showings a day after entertainment cuts are implemented.
Other scheduled cuts include the end of Lightning McQueen’s Pit Crew over at Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
2018 was a big year for cuts in Disney Entertainment, and we’re definitely seeing a similar trend this year. The Red Car Trolley News Boys were canceled amid a wave of cutbacks and hiring freezes at the Disneyland Resort due to low summer crowds this July. Even Galaxy’s Edge opened with just a handful of characters, with frontline Cast Members essentially made to fill in for those roles by performing as “Batuuians” while also fulfilling their usual park ops duties.
Here at WDWNT, we’re huge fans of all the talented live performers and improv artists who help make each park experience a unique one, and regret the loss of these shows greatly.