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Go behind the scenes with Broadway musical Disney’s The Lion King

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It was part of the Circle of Life, so to speak, for my daughter to see the Broadway musical Disney’s “The Lion King.” She’s grown up seeing the story performed at Walt Disney World and is currently acting in the musical at school, so it was only fitting she finally got to see the award-winning … Continue reading "Go behind the scenes with Broadway musical Disney’s The Lion King"
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Shanghai Disney: Grand Opening with World Premiere of Disney’s THE LION KING in Mandarin

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Shanghai Disneyland will open on Thursday, June 16. Shanghai Disney Resort launched Grand Opening festivities with the global premiere of the first Mandarin production of Disney's THE LION KING on Tuesday night in a gala affair at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre. A red carpet entry to the new theater welcomed celebrities, luminaries and Julie Taymor, the Tony award-winning director of the original Broadway production of THE LION KING. The red-carpet occasion also saluted Disneytown -- the resort's international retail, dining and entertainment area -- as well as two imaginatively designed hotels and Wishing Star Park.
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Disney Pic of the Week: Festival of the Lion King

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I was one of the many upset when Camp Minnie Mickey closed in Animal Kingdom. I still miss parts of that area. Yet, change can be good and in this instance I think it certainly was. The expanded Harambe Village gives the Festival of the Lion King theater area a new look and feel. It … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Festival of the Lion King"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Festival of the Lion King

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The inside of the new home of the Festival of the Lion King live stage show in the Harambe Theatre is an exact replica of the old one. The lighting and staging are pretty much the same. In other words, why change a good thing. A colorful stilt walker performing in the Festival of the … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Festival of the Lion King"
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Sleeping with the Lion King at Walt Disney World

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I know I go on and on about photographing details while at Walt Disney World. Even the resorts are full of such details. Some are subtle. Some are not. While staying in the Lion King area of Disney’s Art of Animation resort, I walked under the scene you see below taken directly from the animated … Continue reading "Sleeping with the Lion King at Walt Disney World"
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