The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show Replaces Off Kilter in Epcot’s Canada Pavilion

Off Kilter is officially gone from Epcot and the lumberjacks have taken their place.

The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show made its Epcot debut on October 3, according to the show's official Facebook page.

According to reports the show is being called the 'Canadian Lumberjack Show' and it will be performed on the same stage that was home to Off Kilter.

The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show hails from Central Florida (not Canada) and according to the show's website the World Champion lumberjacks have performed around the world in more than 100,000 performances.

On the show's website, the lumberjack show is described as a "historical, educational, and humorous show" that features log rolling, chopping, axe throwing, and more.

Last month Disney announced that Off Kilter, Mo'Rockin', Spirit of America Fife and Drum Corps, and the World Showcase Players would no longer be performing at Epcot.

Have you seen the new Canadian Lumberjack Show? Do you have an opinion on the new program? Head on over to our member forums to see a video of the production and share your thoughts!


A. Clark wrote on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 15:09:

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Saw the show Sunday (10/4/14). Definitely not up to Disney's standards. Can't believe Off Kilter was canned for this.

Martha wrote on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 03:17:

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This looks lame... Especially after Off Kilter. You need something to top the last group, this will not last long. We (the guests) would like to see a band or something to get our tired bodies moving, to continue our fun there...

Julie B. wrote on Sat, 10/11/2014 - 13:13:

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The show is worse than bad. Really Disney? Your attendees expect better than this.

MsAndie wrote on Sat, 10/11/2014 - 13:20:

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I walked by yesterday and all I saw was ax throwing!!! Who in their right mind replaces a music band with culture and replaces it with on stage VIOLENCE??? Awful lesson for our children. Someone at Disney needs to be fired over that decision!!!

Cindy Searswe wrote on Sat, 10/11/2014 - 13:57:

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We drove from Tallahassee everyother weekend to watch Off Kilter. Its been too painful to see what Disney has totally messed up. We won't be going back to EPCOT

Marilyn Elaine wrote on Sat, 10/11/2014 - 14:11:

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This is so depressing. Definitely not up to Walt Disney World standards.

Rebecca wrote on Sat, 10/11/2014 - 14:26:

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Will not be going to Epcot this year. Loved the music. Now that really good music has been replaced with really cheesy acts the adult in me says go somewhere else. Universal here I come.

Kay wrote on Sat, 10/11/2014 - 15:24:

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I always planned my trips around Off Kilter's schedule. I wouldn't stop to see Lumberjacks if you paid me. Music was part of Epcot! Off Kilter members were friends with their fans. I am so disappointed that wdw has chosen to ignore the cries from not just fans but DVC, pass holders and fanatics that have tried to communicate their displeasure as well as overwhelming support. Walt's company has changed and not for the better.

Brandi Hood wrote on Sat, 10/11/2014 - 16:35:

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My husband and I became annual passholders and would travel from Michigan 1-3 times a year with intentions to catch all the Off Kilter shows every afternoon that they played. I am currently a grade 4 bagpiper thanks to the inspiration found at their show. I am surely not going to find the same kind of inspiration at a lumberjack show. Sadly, I have let my annual pass expire...

Patsy June wrote on Sat, 10/11/2014 - 17:40:

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Unfortunately, this is what's becoming the "new" Disney standard. Out with the old statused Disney entertainers and in with the new contract "entertainers."
Cheaper does not mean better. That is obvious.

dave petrone wrote on Sat, 10/11/2014 - 19:50:

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This looks like a mindless reality show you see on TV. Bring back the bands!!!!

Jeff wrote on Sun, 10/12/2014 - 02:34:

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This is the worst show I've seen at Disney! What's next? Biggest Hog Competition? Maybe a pie eating contest? If Disney wants to turn their entertainment into a Carnival side show act, then I won't be going at all. Off Kilter is a great world class act with great musicians that always have personal interaction - great music with a great sense of humor! They took time for all the guests after the show, and always have 100% no matter if it was too hot or too cold outside. Whoever decided this was a good move for Disney needs to be fired!!

Tracie C. wrote on Sun, 10/12/2014 - 14:30:

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There is nothing more annoying than the sound of a chainsaw!!!! Whoever made the decision to replace Off Kilter with this should be fired!!!!!

Larry Derrig wrote on Sun, 10/12/2014 - 15:43:

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Please bring Off Kilter Back!!!!!!

Mary wrote on Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:10:

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No reason to visit the World Showcase anymore.

E wrote on Thu, 10/23/2014 - 03:19:

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The lumberjacks do not have enough space to perform anything too interesting. If disney allowed them to have more space it'd be a more interesting show. Fun music will always win out but Disney was going to replace off kilter either way.

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