Disney World adds MORE time for a popular show


Disney guests were ecstatic when they found out the Lion King Festival was returning to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Currently operating in a slightly modified version called A Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King, this fan-favorite show made its return on May 15 and has hosted guests again since.

However, we have some great news to share regarding A Lion King Festival Celebration, as we just found out that more performance times have been added for this live entertainment offering!

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Currently, guests can attend a Lion King Festival celebration at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m., as seen in the capture. screen below.

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Credit: Screenshot via Disney World website

However, at the end of the month, the theme park adds more hours of shows so that guests have even more opportunities to witness this amazing show!

Starting Saturday, July 31, a Lion King Day celebration will be broadcast at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. pm and 5:00 pm, as shown in the screenshot below.

lion king showtime festival celebration
Credit: Screenshot via Disney World website

The two new times that have been added to A Celebration of the Lion King Festival are 9:30 am and 2:00 pm. If you’re planning on visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom in the near future to catch this fan-favorite show, be sure to check the My Disney Experience app for the most recent times.

More about A celebration of the Lion King’s Day

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Disney currently describes A Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King as:

The Circle of Life – Live on Stage

Join the inhabitants of the Pride Lands for a grand gala in honor of Simba, the lion cub who was to become king.

As the lights dim, listen to the sounds of the African savannah. A kinetic kaleidoscope of color floods the stage as colossal puppets, extravagantly costumed dancers and incredible waders dazzle the senses.

During spectacular plays, you will relive all the classic songs of The Lion King, including “Hakuna Matata” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight? The spectacular finale includes a rising rendition of “Circle of Life”.

It’s a moving and immersive theatrical experience celebrating the music that has touched generations of Disney fans and a festival you’ll want to participate in time and time again!

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Credit: Disney

Know before you go

“A Lion King’s Day Celebration” will be presented in a modified format to reflect the current environment. Adjustments to the show were made on stage and behind the scenes, including choreography updates and a temporary hiatus from certain elements of the show to allow for appropriate physical distancing.

Places will be limited for the show and are not guaranteed with entry to the park. Guests should check the My Disney Experience app, the advice boards in the park, or speak to a cast member at the Harambe Theater for information on the show’s queue and availability, which is subject to change. .

Lion king party
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Are you excited to see Disney World adding even more schedules to A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King? Let us know in the comments below.

If you want to visit Walt Disney World and attend the Lion King Festival in person, start planning your vacation by clicking here!


Javier E. Swan

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