This week’s ears in the spotlight are themed to the Lion King and they are really nice.
Today’s picture is from the show Festival of the Lion King from Animal Kingdom.
Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios have all been covered. So, Animal Kingdom is next up for the “Top Attraction” list series. This park does not have as many attractions as Magic Kingdom or Epcot, but it does have more than Hollywood Studios. With 28 attractions, there is a nice amount to choose from for the list and once Pandora – The Land of AVATAR is completed, there will be even more.
Memory Maker has turned into a “must-have” for our trips. There are so many PhotoPass photographers all over property and they take really fun pictures. Plus, you can make the pictures more fun by asking for what Disney calls a Magic Shot. These are pictures that have Disney characters put in or have some animation.
Have you seen the Festival of the Lion King show at Animal Kingdom? If not, you are missing out on a great show. It is a Broadway style show, with amazing props and great singers and actors. Unfortunately, the show was in the process of being moved the last time we were in Disney World, so we did not get to see it. Now the show is in it’s new location at Harambe Theater.
One of the most popular parts of the show are the Tumble Monkeys. These guys are all very talented gymnasts that perform in the show and the audience loves them. They were one of my favorites!
Jennifer Fickley-Baker, from Disney Parks Blog, went behind the scenes with some of the Tumble Monkeys to get some pointers. They even taught her about “Monkeying Out.” Check out the video from Disney Parks Blog below!
Festival of the Lion King is a theater-in-the-round show in the Africa section of Animal Kingdom, just past Tusker House. The building is air conditioned, so on those hot Florida summer days you not only get a good show, but you get to cool off too. There are multiple shows a day, just check My Disney Experience for all the showtimes.
This is such a fun show for the whole family. Plus, you get to play a part. Each section of the theater gets assigned a different animal to represent. When needed each section will make the noise of their chosen animal. It’s a lot of fun! Not to mention that you will get to hear all the great songs from The Lion King and see all the characters that were in the movie.
The Tumble Monkeys are a very fun and entertaining part of a great show. If you haven’t had a chance to see Festival of the Lion King, I highly recommend making a stop on your next trip. It’s a great time for everyone!
Hakuna Matata! Thanks for reading!
Quick Info for Festival of the Lion King
Recommended Ages: All ages
FastPass+ Offered: Yes
Duration of Show: 30 minutes
Is Theme Park Admission Required: Yes
Is it Wheelchair Accessible: Yes (you may remain in your wheelchair)