Festival of the Lion King Returns to Animal Kingdom This Summer

Disney has announced that the popular “Festival of the Lion King” show will return this summer to the Africa section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Disney will modify the show both on-stage and backstage to allow for physical distancing.  They will also change the audience seating and the show’s choreography.

The Tumble Monkeys and Timone in the Festival of the Lion King show.
The Tumble Monkeys and Timone in the Festival of the Lion King show.

In the past, the “Festival of the Lion King” has included singers, dancers, stilt walkers, acrobats, animated floats.  It features a number of songs from Disney’s 1994 animated hit film “The Lion King.”  Past performances have included the songs “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” and the finale “Circle of Life.”

Fifth Show To Return

The Lion King will be the fifth show to return which includes Actor’s Equity performers.  The four other shows that have returned are:

  • Savi’s Workshop lightsaber-building experience in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Frozen Sing-Along Celebration at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Dapper Dans barbershop quartet at Magic Kingdom
  • Voices of Liberty at EPCOT.

Looking forward to the return of the “Festival of the Lion King” at Animal Kingdom?