The shows in Walt Disney World® Resort have become just as iconic as some of the rides, and in some parks, almost seemingly as numerous as them. With so many things to do and see in the parks, it’s important to make note of the best show in each so that you can at least catch the cannot-miss ones.
Voices of Liberty
There’s another show deep inside the America Pavilion in Epcot®, but the real highlight of the area is the group known as the Voices of Liberty, an a cappella choir that sings in the pavilion’s rotunda. The rotunda is made to perfectly amplify their sound, so the already-incredible group sounds even larger than their eight voices can project.
They perform throughout the day, singing classic American music and dressed in 1800s clothing. Showtimes usually take place at 12:20 p.m., 1:05 p.m., 1:50 p.m., 2:35 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 4:05 p.m, and 4:45. It lasts about 15-minutes, but by the time it’s over, you might find yourself lingering around for the next showing.
For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
Out of all the awesome stunt shows and musicals in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, it’s the Frozen sing-along that finds itself as the best among them. While it might sound a bit crazy that a show meant to filled with the voices of other guests is the best that the park has to offer, one viewing of the show makes it obvious that the show’s excellence goes much deeper.
Famous characters of course make an appearance throughout the 30-minute show, but what makes it so special are the two new characters that serve as the narrators. They’re nothing short of hilarious, to the point where the production almost feels like a parody of the original movie. It’s unlike anything else in the theme parks, and is great to sit inside and enjoy good music and even better laughs.
Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
An enormous piece of Disney history, it’s impressive that one of the oldest shows on property is still one of the best. There are no live actors, only animatronics, and the script is a little indicative of an older era. Yet, despite its age and lack of modern technology, Walt Disney’s World’s Fair attraction still holds the same charm and relevant message as it did years ago. It’s theater is constantly rotating in new guests, so there’s no set show time and rarely an extended wait to get in.
Festival of the Lion King
Festival of the Lion King is a special creation that is equal parts Broadway musical and circus. The enormous puppets of well-known characters, towering stilt walkers, dancers, and acrobats all set the stage for for the four singers who steal the show time and time again. It’s not just the best show in Disney’s Animal Kingdom® ThemePark, but the undoubted best in all of Walt Disney World® Resort.
There’s typically a performance on every hour starting by 10 a.m. and finishing up in the evening, so it’s an easy show to get into, even with a big party.