BREAKING: ‘Festival of the Lion King’ Returning to Disney World Later This Year

Since Disney World reopened in the summer of 2020, there have been several modifications and adjustments needed in order to accommodate the new health and safety guidelines.

Tree of Life

One of the biggest changes has been the continued closure of many of Disney World’s entertainment offerings. However, it looks like one of the most beloved stage shows will be returning in the coming months!

Disney has announced that Festival of the Lion King will return this summer to the Harambe Theatre at Disney’s Animal Kingdom! 

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Disney shared that when the show opens, it will be modified from its original format to comply with physical distancing guidelines. This will mean new choreography and staging that will allow for safe distancing amongst the performers, as well as physically distanced seating configurations for the audience.

Festival of the Lion King

In the fall of 2020, we learned that Disney World had laid off many of their performers, including cast members from Festival of the Lion King. This called into question when exactly the show would return.

FastPass Festival of the Lion King

We can’t wait to return to the Harambe Theatre later this summer! We will continue to keep a close watch on Disney World to see if any additional entertainment offerings are on their way back.

Will you check out Festival of the Lion King when it returns to Disney’s Animal Kingdom this summer? Let us know in the comments!

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5 Replies to “BREAKING: ‘Festival of the Lion King’ Returning to Disney World Later This Year”

  1. I enjoy Lion King and will be happy to see it in Harumbe again but honestly I was a lot happier on behalf of Molly because I k ew the news made her day.

  2. hope it will be happening by the beginning of Jun e..
    This is awesome… just limit the people for distancing and have more shows with only allowing people in 1 time a day!!

  3. This is easily the best news I’ve seen all week! I only hope it’s open by September. I really want to see it one more time!