Festival of the Lion King
Live Musical Show
Dancers, acrobats, singers, and costumed characters celebrate The Lion King in this musical performance in-the-round. No, it’s not the Broadway show, or even an abridged retelling of the movie plot. But it’s a lovely, rousing concert that tries to get the audience cheering, and often succeeds. Do plan to line up 20-60 minutes before showtime (depending upon how busy the park is that day) to be seated. If you’ve visited Disney World before, note that Festival of the Lion King is playing in a new theater in the Africa section of the park now, as the old theater was torn down to make room for the Avatar construction.
The GOOD: Fun for the whole family. Filled with great singing, entertainment, stunts, and stunning visuals.
One of the best Disney theme park shows by a mile, this show is bright, beautiful, and in your face. I just love this show. There’s a ton of things going on with acrobats, dancers, singers, and all of your favorite Lion King characters. This show just flat out works, and it's so nice to just watch the wow-inducing performers. It's location in Africa is so much better now and fits the show better. This show can really bring people together and it's highly recommend! 9/10
One of the best shows Disney has ever done in a theme park. It is amazing to think this show started with left over floats from a parade and someone within the Imagineering team gave us this!
Having seen this show many times in the original theater, today I went to Disney's Animal Kingdom with the primary mission of seeing it in the new theater in Harambe. The interior of the new Theater looks exactly like the original except that everything is working beautifully and the theatre is clean and attractive. The exterior blends in nicely with the Africa theme of the park section.