The Lion King is one of Disney's masterpieces. Not only is it one of Disney's biggest hits, it's one of the highest grossing movies of all time. It was met with critical acclaim, and has received many awards. It's received many accolades on Broadway as well, and has been a long, running, standing show. My question is...why didn't Disney theme parks ever build an attraction, or land, related to the Lion King?
I know Disney World, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland, have had live shows about the Lion King. "The Legend of the Lion King," and "Festival of the Lion King" have both been present at the Disney parks. I'm just wondering why Disney never build a dark ride pertaining to the Lion King? Especially since the Lion King has always been so popular with fans world wide. Disney could have built a land dedicated to the Lion King in Animal Kingdom. For example, they could have built a replica of "Pride Rock," which could have been the entrance into the land, or entrance into the dark ride.
In addition, it would have been cool if Disney recreated a jungle with a waterfall, as seen in the movie. As well as the "Elephant Graveyard." Disney could have little attractions as well for the kids. As they do in Dino Land, in Animal Kingdom. The characters from the movie also could be present throughout the land. Mainly Timon, and Rafiki. I think it would have been a cool idea.
A land based on the Lion King makes the most sense in Animal Kingdom. I'm not sure where Disneyland could fit it? Maybe California Adventure? I'm just curious as to why one of Disney's biggest hits does not have a themed land, or dark ride attraction dedicated to it?Tweet
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