The Lion King is the total opposit and I love it!
Festival of the Lion King is great, but I can't help but compare it to the Broadway show and it pales in comparison.
I give it to Fantasmic! The audience interaction and character elements of Lion King distract from the stunning vocal and acrobatic numbers while Fantasmic is nonstop excitement from front to back. Bonus points for the lame pre- and post-show Mickey-incorporated remixes of awful '90s pop songs.
Festival of the Lion King is very good and I like the show, since I have always had a love for theater in the round (I've directed plays in this style), but Fantasmic! is just such an amazing combination of elements....
I went with Lion King because it includes live singing. Any attraction that can do that, gets my vote!