“Festival of the Lion King” will return in a new location in the Africa section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom this June.
In honor of the 20th anniversary of The Lion King, Disney’s Animal Kingdom is prepared to stage a special celebration event like no other.
It all begins with a Welcome Reception in the park’s Harambe Village, including mouth-watering appetizers and African-inspired wine and beer. Then it’s time for the ‘mane’ event! Take your seat inside the newly built Harambe Theatre for an unforgettable performance of “The Lion King – Concert in the Wild.” This all-new, never-before-seen theatrical experience features a live orchestra and choir, dancers, digitally projected movie moments, and dramatic lighting and scenic elements – all hosted by a celebrity guest narrator. The show brings to life the humor, heart, and stirring emotional power of Simba’s journey to find his place as the Lion King.
Read the full story on the Disney Parks Blog for the lineup of celebrity narrators and more details.
A new nighttime spectacular is coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
“Rivers of Light” promises to be an innovative show unlike anything ever seen in Disney Parks, combining live music, floating lanterns, water screens and swirling animal imagery. The show will magically come to life on the broad, natural stage of the Discovery River, between Discovery Island and Expedition Everest, delighting our guests and truly capping off a full day of adventures at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
There’s a quick look at what’s to coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom beginning this June. Remember to follow the Disney Parks Blog for the most up-to-date information on Walt Disney Parks & Resorts.
Have a magical day!