Cutbacks at WDW

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Many Disney fan sites are reporting numorous cutbacks at WDW since Sept. 11. The following are just some of the proposed cutbacks:

  • The Yacht Club Galley restaurant (which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner) will close in the next week.

  • 200 live entertainment Cast Members are being released: The following entertainment has been cut from Epcot:

Norway Trunk Show and Cyranose de Bergerac (street comedies)
Alpine Trio (Germany), also no outside shows for the remaining group, Oktoberfest Musikanten.
Alfredo’s Restaurant Performers (Italy)
The Houzali Troupe (Morocco)
The Pipes of Scotland/Nova Scotia (UK/Canada)
Mélodies de Paris (France)
Fiddlers Joy (Canada)
Schedules are also cut back on other performances:
Animal Kingdom’s Flights Of Wonder and Pocahontas And Her Forest Friends show will now be dark (no shows) 2 days a week (alternating).

  • The Flame Tree Barbecue in Animal Kingdom is closed. We have also heard that another AK restaurant, Tusker House, has reduced hours, leaving the Pizzafari as the only restaurant open in Animal Kingdom until closing.