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Review: Festival of the Lion King at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

By Dave Shute

Review -Festival of the Lion King from yourfirstvisit.netFestival of the Lion King has been the favorite Animal Kingdom show of many families for years.

Until January 2014 it played in Camp Minnie Mickey, but the space there has been devoted to what now seems to be named  “Pandora: The Land of Avatar.”

A new performance space was built for it in to the left of Tusker House in Africa, and it reopened there in the beginning of June 2014.

I had a chance to see it in mid-June, and here’s the story: the new building is cool, and what happens inside the building is, so far as I can tell, identical to the old show–which is great, as that was a wonderful show. So is the new one.

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The new show building is wonderfully themed on the outside.

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It’s a very large building, and thus is reasonably themed as the old fort. See the historical plaque.

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Once you are inside, though, everything is pretty much identical to the old show. The show is hosted by a traveling group of African singers, who then introduce, and take part in, all kinds of singing, dancing, and acrobatics.

Festival of the Lion King from The easy Guide
Above is the review from our book.


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The show is inspired by the Lion King, but is not a retelling–rather it energetically entertains to the movie’s themes, and with many of its characters and snippets–and sometimes more–of many of its songs.

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Festival of the Lion King is Disney spectacle at its best. There’s something in this show for everyone, and I highly recommend it!

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