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Festival of the Lion King

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park


Valid Park Admission Required

Age Interest

All Ages


30 minutes

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  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV
  • Sign Language
  • Handheld Captioning
  • Assistive Listening



Delight in a musical extravaganza celebrating The Lion King—one of the greatest animated films of all time!

Performers dance in the Festival of the Lion King on stage

Hakuna Matata and More!

Join Simba and his friends for a vibrant, exciting, and upbeat musical adventure. This spectacular show features songs and characters from the beloved film The Lion King.

Led by 4 brilliant vocalists, the African savanna comes to life as a multitude of performers—including colossal puppets, spirited dancers and regal stilt walkers—fills the theatre-in-the-round with the animals of the Pride Lands.

Timon leads you in a catchy rendition of “Hakuna Matata," followed by an acrobatic display by the zany Tumble Monkeys as they fling themselves from the high bar, rings and trapeze. A daring fire-knife dancer performs to a dramatic version of “Be Prepared.” Dancers dressed as birds fly high above you as they soar through the air in sync to a touching duet of “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” The show culminates in a powerful finale as the performers and the audience come together to demonstrate the true meaning of the “Circle of Life.”

It’s a moving and immersive theatrical experience celebrating the music that has touched generations of Disney fans—for a festival you’ll want to be part of again and again!

Three performers in orange monkey outfits sit in a row and groom one another

Act Like an Animal

Four magnificently costumed singers enter the theater-in-the-round to start the tribal celebration. Each singer leads part of the audience to act like a giraffe, a warthog, a lion or an elephant. You might even be picked to show off your animal nature.

Three acrobats in orange monkey outfits perform on gymnastic rings

Know Before You Go

Be sure to check the Times Guide at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for schedule and showtimes, which are subject to change.

A maze cake paired with peas, lettuce, corn, carrots, peppers, cream and tomato sauce

Festival of the Lion King Signature Dining Package – Tier I

Enjoy VIP seating at one of the most breathtaking Lion King live shows you’ll ever see. Plus, delight in a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival and a wonderful 3-course meal, complete with a safari in the African Outback.

Festival of the Lion King Signature Dining Package – Tier II

Delight in seasonally inspired world cuisine. And immerse yourself in an experience you’ll remember forever—the incredible Lion King live show!

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Male African lion stands on a rock, while 2 female African lions sit behind him


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An African elephant grabs another's trunk

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Be awestruck by the world’s largest terrestrial animal—one of the most beloved beings anywhere.

2 giraffes walk amid the trees on the savanna at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge


Meet the world’s tallest land-dwelling mammals—and learn about them from head to toe.

Show In My Plans

Reminder: this is not a reservation.


Thursday, January 17, 2019

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