The long-time Beatles-inspired band, The British Invasion, is ending their run in the U.K. pavilion at Epcot after more than 15 years. A replacement band will be named.
The long-time popular band at Walt Disney World used to play Beatles songs exclusively, but in recent years started singing other British bands’ songs. They’re also known for wearing different Beatles-era costumes for each set they perform at the theme park.
Their departure was first reported on the Illuminating Epcot fan website. Disney has confirmed their last performance at Epcot will be April 30, 2011.
This message was posted on the band’s Facebook page:
To Our Fans.
First thanks to all the fans of the British Invasion for all their support over the years!!
It has been an honor to perform for you and Disney all these years!
We have given our notice to Disney Talent and Casting that we wouldn’t be playing after April 30th some time ago. We will be back to play at Disney from time to time and you will find those future dates posted on the British Invasion Facebook page!! Stay tuned for a british invasion fan appreciation party in May and details of our first concert appearance in downtown Orlando on May 14th.
The British Invasion 2011
Disney said they have a replacement band but it hasn’t been finalized so they can’t name them just yet. There’s no word on the type of music the new band will play.
Here’s a montage of songs recorded earlier this week at Epcot.