Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Festival of the Lion King in Disney's Animal Kingdom

There are plenty of attractions around Walt Disney World (and all Disney parks) that give tired feet a break from park touring.  One of our favorites is Festival of the Lion King in Disney's Animal Kingdom.  We did not experience this live musical show until 2011.  We had always skipped it for no reason in particular other than we were off doing other things.  After that first experience with the show, it made it to the top of our list of things to do in Walt Disney World.

When you enter Festival of the Lion King, guests sit in four sections around a center stage.  The well known characters from The Lion King are portrayed by humans in elaborate African costumes, other than Timon, who portrays himself.  If you know the songs from the movie, as well as the song The Lion Sleeps Tonight, you will be singing along with each and every one of them as the performers retell the story of Simba and how he became king through singing, dancing, acrobatics and more.  Our favorite part of the show is by far the monkeys!

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So if you are in Disney's Animal Kingdom and you are looking to  take a break from park touring, I highly recommend you head to Camp Minnie-Mickey and see Festival of the Lion King.  It is a great show, and gives you 30 minutes off your feet in an air conditioned theater.  It is now on our "must do" list!

15 comments:

Heidi Strawser said...

We ADORE this show and our favorite part is the monkeys too. No surprise there - they are HIGHLY entertaining!

Dave Shute said...

I love this show, Beth!! But what about the buses?

Beth Green said...

This is one of my favorites... is it really going to close for avatarland? :(

Kathleen Kelly said...

Great choice! One of my favorite WDW memories was the time my kids were asked to participate in the "animal parade" finale!

Disney on Wheels said...

We haven't been to the Festival of the Lion King in a few years and I'm not sure why! It's a great show, I love the interaction with the audience.

Beth D. said...

I really am disappointed in myself that we skipped this so many years. The kids were beaming the entire show!

Beth D. said...

LOL, Dave! Relaxing, yet not as entertaining. :-)

Beth D. said...

WHAT??!? I hope not! I had not heard that. I certainly hope they find a new home for it if it comes down to that.

Beth D. said...

How exciting! My kids really wanted to be picked but we were sitting way in the back. I can imagine that was so great for all of you!

Beth D. said...

It is certainly entertaining from beginning to end. Any show that can keep my kids excited for 30 minutes, you know is good!

Capturing Magical Memories said...

I thought Pumpa rode in on one....

Capturing Magical Memories said...

One of my favorite shows!!! The monkeys sure do entertain the kids!

Beth D. said...

It is just amazing how they bring the whole thing together! We love it!

400 Miles to Disneyland said...

I can't believe I missed this during my last trip! Those monkeys are awesome!

Beth D. said...

They are so amazing! I am happy they have chosen to move Festival of the Lion King instead of closing it for the new Avatar land.