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Festival of the Lion King Show Returns This Summer to Animal Kingdom

By Alicia Stella, Theme Park Shark Author

Updated 8:45 AM EDT, Fri January 22, 2021


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The King Has Returned… A Walt Disney World fan-favorite show is coming back this summer, as are many of the related cast member jobs.

The Walt Disney World Resort has announced that it has started the process for bringing back the fan favorite show “Festival of the Lion King” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

This includes bringing back many singers, dancers, technicians and other cast members that will be needed to perform in and run the show.

The show, which takes place in the Harambe Theatre in the Africa section of the park, features a troupe of musical storytellers, along with Simba and his friends.

It combines live actors, sing-alongs, acrobatics and even daring fire effects.

Once it returns, the show will be modified with new pandemic-era precautionary measures. Disney has not gone into too many details, but they have said that adjustments will be made to the show, both on stage and backstage, to help aid in physical distancing.

This includes updates to the choreography, as well as the audience seating arrangement.

Seating for the show will be in line with what the Walt Disney World Resort currently offers at all of their shows, which usually means separating parties by empty seats.

Face coverings are still required while enjoying all attractions at the parks at this time.

An exact date for the show’s return has not yet been revealed, but this summer is looking a little more bright now that one of the resort’s most popular shows is heading back to town.


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Alicia Stella

Alicia Stella

Alicia is a lifelong Floridian and has been visiting the Orlando theme parks since the age of 3. Her years of experience, both working at and exploring theme parks, allows her a unique perspective for helping others plan and get the most out of their own visits to the Orlando parks.

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