The musical group, The Village Beatniks, are part of the daily entertainment found inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. The group consists of five members, all playing some sort of percussion based instrument, and honoring the story of Discovery Island. A very interactive band, they always brought members of the crowd in to play along on some of the instruments.
Sadly, after entertaining crowds for the past 12 years, the Village Beatniks will be saying farewell to the Animal Kingdom. According to Disney, the Village Beatniks will be discontinued Sunday, September 26, with their final performance on Saturday, September 25, 2010. If you are going to be in the area between now and then, take some time to catch these guys before they say their final farewell to the park!