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Festival of the Lion King

Costumed performers from Festival of the Lion King wave from the stage

Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park


Valid Park Admission Required

Age Interest

Preschoolers, Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults, All Ages


30 minutes

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  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV



Go ape for the triumphant return of pageantry and puppetry at this big-as-Broadway show celebrating Simba, the lion cub who would be king—now at home in Africa at the all-new Harambe Theater!

ThrA mature Simba stands on Pride Rock on stage at Festival of the Lion King

Welcome to the Pride Lands

Join the inhabitants of the Pride Lands for a grand celebration of The Lion King with songs from the film. Relax in air-conditioned stadium seating as the jungle roars around you!

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.

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Complimentary FastPass+ Service Offered

As early as 30 days in advance, you can secure a time for this or other attractions that offer FastPass+ service. And with a Walt Disney World Resort hotel reservation and valid theme park admission, make selections up to 60 days before your check-in date.

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Plan Ahead for Best Selection

To have a greater variety of options to choose from, we suggest you make FastPass+ selections early. If you prefer to be spontaneous, there are ample alternate viewing areas that allow you to choose as you go.

Valid theme park admission required. FastPass+ attractions and entertainment experiences, the number of selections you can make and available arrival windows are limited. Certain MyMagic+ features and benefits require online registration.

An audio-animatronic Pumbaa with long tusks stands on stage

Hakuna Matata and More!

A kaleidoscope of colors floods the stage with colossal puppets, dazzling dancers, regal stilt walkers and thrilling acrobats.

Timon, Tumble Monkeys and the Bird Ballet
Once the tribe assembles, Timon leads everyone in “Hakuna Matata.” Sing along if you know the words! The pageantry continues as the tumble monkeys enchant the audience with breathtaking leaps and tumbles to “swing” music. But danger is at hand during Scar’s song, “Be Prepared.” Those who would keep Simba from being king take over as a fire juggler heats up the stage, smoke thickening the air. When the smoke clears, the warmth rises in your heart during the aerial bird ballet danced to “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?”

“The Circle of Life”
Join the joyous chorus with Timon in a sing-along! Represent your animal section as you make some noise. Then get ready for a grand finale you will never forget!

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.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

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  • 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
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