August 23, 2001 – The Power of Blast! Show Closes in Epcot
On August 23, 2001, the special show The Power of Blast! played its final performance at the America Gardens Theatre in Epcot. Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway show Blast!, the abbreviated version of the show originally premiered on June 16, 2001. The show was a brass and percussion routine, playing a variety of genres and using surprise visual implements, such as flags and sabers. Guests could also purchase dinner packages where they could book dinner at a restaurant and have preferred seating for the show. The show was eventually moved to Disney California Adventure’s Hyperion Theater and ran from November 22, 2001, September 2, 2002.