Festival of the Lion King

Off to see the Festival of the Lion King show.

Off to see the Festival of the Lion King show.

In January 2014 while Caroline was working at DAK, they moved the Festival of the Lion King out of its Camp Mickey Minnie location due to the construction of Avatarland.  It was moved to a different location in the Animal Kingdom, the new Harambe Theater in Africa.

The new Harambe Theater in Africa.

The new Harambe Theater in Africa.

The new show opened in June 2014.  We went to see it for the first time in the large theater-in-the-round and we loved it!

Simba!

Simba!

The show lasts for about 30 minutes and it’s performed at least 6-8x/day, depending on the season.

We had great seating in the Harambe Theater for the performance right after lunch.

The show is a ‘Broadway’ type performance with singing, dancing, special lighting, gymnastics, and Cirque du Soleil-type flying performances.  It’s a very high energy show, and very well done!  The dance troop sings all the great songs from the Lion King movie, and the audience sings along…it was wonderful!

We only wish that Disney had put in regular seats – the show is a ½ hour long after all – instead of uncomfortable, metal stadium bench seating.

Hakuna Matata!

We were in the Lion's pride.

We were in the Lion’s pride.

Huge sets and puppets and animitronics.

Huge sets and puppets and animitronics…along with guys dancing around on stilts and clapping.

It's an amazing 'Broadway' show!  Great singing and dancing!

It’s an amazing ‘Broadway’ show! Great singing and dancing!!

Go ape for the triumphant return of pageantry and puppetry at this big-as-Broadway show celebrating Simba, the lion cub who would be king—now at home in Africa at the all-new Harambe Theater!

Join the inhabitants of the Pride Lands for a grand celebration of The Lion King with songs from the film. Relax in air-conditioned stadium seating as the jungle roars around you!

Four magnificently costumed singers enter the theater-in-the-round to start the tribal celebration. Each singer leads part of the audience to act like a giraffe, a warthog, a lion or an elephant. You might even be picked to show off your animal nature.

Caroline working at Creature Comforts.

Caroline working at DAK’s Creature Comforts.

Lion King vinylmation

Lion King vinylmation:  Timon eating a bug.

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