Disneyland announced this past week that Voices of Liberty, an 8-part a-cappella group currently performing at Epcot in Florida, will be duplicated for Disneyland. They will be here for the summer of 2012 and will perform in the Opera House starting on June 15th.
From the Disney Parks Blog:
After nearly three decades, the talented 8-part a cappella group The Voices of Liberty continues to “wow” guests at Epcot in Walt Disney World Resort with their amazing harmonies on such American classics as “Ol’ Man River” and “Yankee Doodle.”
Today, I’m pleased to tell you Disneyland park is getting its very own Voices of Liberty, bringing one of the great traditions of Walt Disney World Resort to the Disneyland Resort for the first time. Soon, guests from sea to shining sea will be able to enjoy the impeccable sounds of this beloved group. The new Voices of Liberty will hold court at the Main Street Opera House, also home to The Disneyland Story presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln.
For those of you who have not yet had the pleasure of hearing The Voices of Liberty sing, I hope you enjoy this video of the group at Epcot. To truly appreciate The Voices, however, you simply must experience it in person!
The Carnation Cafe, Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor and Penny Arcade continue their major refurbishments
The Matterhorn Bobsleds are set to reopen on June 15th as well.
Disneyland is adding the ‘Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree’ to its list of weekend entertainment. Starting May 3rd, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Festival Arena area will come alive as your favorite Disney characters throw a ‘hoedown’ featuring music, crafts, pin trading, and dancing.
The Festival Arena is located behind the Big Thunder Ranch and is typically reserved for private parties and special events. It will be nice to see Disneyland utilize this area, which sits unused most of the time. With the closure of the Carnation Plaza Gardens occurring at the end of April, Disney performing Arts will also be moved to the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree. Even though their performances will be tucked away in this back corner, it is nice to see Disneyland continue with this tradition of community enrichment and musical ensembles.
Below you can see the Festival Arena being prepared fo the ‘Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree‘
A section of New Orleans Square is under refurbishment. The closure routes guests through the typically quiet Court of Angels
The balcony of the Dreams Suite is receiving some TLC