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The Festival of the Lion King

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At A Glance Lion King based stage show, similar in many respects to the Broadway version. Duration approx 25 mins, some audience participation. Mostly live action, minimal use of Audio Animatronics.

Located within the Camp Minnie-Mickey area of the Animal Kingdom, The 25 minute Festival of "The Lion King" takes place in the Campside Circle part of Camp Minnie-Mickey and features live music, tribal celebration song, dance and storytelling, including most of the favorite charcters from Disney's "The Lion King" animated film.

The stage based show is performed "in the round" with audience members seated on the outskirts of the action. The audience is divided into four sections named after various animals elephants, lions, warthogs and giraffes (nothing suprising there) and helps out with the singing and story.

The show consists of large puppets (weighing 40+ lbs) operated by puppeteers, carried on floats, and more than 30 elaborately costumed, live-action performers, who are joined on stage by the various Lion King characters. It draws quite heavily on the Broadway version of the Lion King stage show, with similar costumes and makeup replacing full masks in many places.

Simba, Timon and Pumba play along with the singers, dancers and acrobats. A band of rogue tribesmen and women lead the action, with a host of zebras, monkeys and brighlty-plummed birds helping to revive most of the songs from Disney's classic film.

Overall it is an excellent show, and is as well presented and performed as would be expected from a Disney stage show. Definitely one not to be missed. It shows daily, however the time varies from day to day so you need to check the guidemap in the park for details of the actual times the show is on.

Since this is a popular show queues for each performance can build up quickly, so when the park is busy you should ideally aim to arrive around 30 minutes before the scheduled performance times.



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