The new Sbandieratori Di Sansepolcro show is now happening daily at Epcot's Italian pavilion. This new entertainment offering officially soft-opened on October 17, 2014, and it is now taking place seven times a day (show times are 11:20 a.m., 12:10, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:20 and 5 p.m., seven days a week). Our official photographer Alex was able to catch one of the first performances of this flag-throwing show. Here you are some photos for your enjoyment:
Going around the central piazza of the pavilion:
Presenting the act:
The show begins:
Note the authentic Medieval costumes:
Coordination and attention are necessary for this show:
The end of the show:
After each show, the Sbandieratori are available to take photos with Guests:
While this show might not be appealing to some Guests, it is definitely quite a welcomed addition, as it showcases a REAL form of entertainment that took place in Italy during the Medieval Age, and takes place also in this day and age during specific celebrations.
The presence of live music helps in adding more variety to an otherwise monotonous act (that said, throwing around flags like that is definitely not easy). Quite a few people gathered around the piazza of the pavilion to enjoy the show. We will see how this new addition will fare in the months ahead, especially after the end of the very popular Food & Wine Festival and the holiday season.
PHOTOS BY: Alex, Official Orlando Theme Park News Photographer and Team Member.