Great news for fans of live entertainment at Walt Disney World; in January it was announced that a modified version of Festival of the Lion King would be reopening at Disney’s Animal Kingdom later this year, and now we have more details. Earlier this week, President of Walt Disney World Resort, Jeff Vahle, posted on his Instagram:
Our cast is back in rehearsals for “A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King,” preparing for the show’s mid-May debut as entertainment continues to return across Walt Disney World. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Vice President Sarah Riles and I stopped in to welcome them recently, and hearing that wonderful, familiar music put a lump in my throat. Thrilled to have these talented Cast Members back on our stage!
The modified version of Festival of the Lion King will have adjustments including updated choreography to allow for social distancing as well as how the audience is seated. Get ready to hear some of our favorite Lion King songs again such as “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?,” and “Circle of Life!”