Yes, we also saw Guano Joe wandering Asia a few weeks back and it was a highlight of our visit. Speaks to the immense value of streetmosphere and those little one on one interactions (looking at you, Hollywood Studios).I was at AK about a week ago and Guano Joe was walking through the park with his tour group flag. It caught my attention so I followed him for a bit to see what exactly he was doing and ended up chatting with him for a while. He will be back when the show reopens and said he was actually enjoying being able to just freely wander the park and talk to people, especially meeting people who are fans.
I asked about the refurb and he insinuated that nothing was changing other than the roof but wouldn't say for sure.