The Lion King and The Jungle Book take over Disneyland Paris

January 23, 2019, 1:41 PM · After the Marvel superheroes take over Walt Disney Studios Park this spring, next door at Disneyland Paris some of Disney's favorite animal heroes are taking charge this summer.

Disneyland Paris announced today its "The Lion King and Jungle Festival," which will run from June 30 to September 22, 2019 at Europe's most-visited theme park. The festival will include a new live show, a parade, and a special village with meet-and-greets featuring characters from these two popular Disney movies.

The Lion King and Jungle Festival
Concept art courtesy Disneyland Paris

"The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands" will be Disneyland Paris' original version of the "Festival of The Lion King" show from Disney's Animal Kingdom. "Singers, dancers, acrobats and drummers will give a new life to the Pride Lands with choreography and original costumes designed by Disneyland Paris," the park said in its press release. The show will feature songs including "Circle of Life," "I Just Can't Wait to be King," "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," and "Hakuna Matata."

The parade will be "The Jungle Book Jive," and will feature Baloo and King Louie, as well as Mickey Mouse the Fab Five, inviting guests to dance along to songs from the 1967 animated film.

The park also will create a pop-up "Djembe Joy" village for the festival, where fans can meet Rafiki, King Louie, and other characters from the two films. The park did not say where the village would be located or the new The Lion King show would play, but I am going to assume that it will go in and around the Chaparral Stage, where Disneyland Paris has run its seasonal festivals in the past.

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January 23, 2019 at 2:45 PM

Yep - it's going into the Chaparral, which has been undergoing a complete rebuild for about a year now.

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