NEWS: A Fan-Favorite Disney World Show CLOSED Early Today for Technical Difficulties

Do you know what sound a giraffe makes? We’ll give you a second to think about it, but if you’ve seen this Disney World show — you already know this fun fact.

Festival of the Lion King

Festival of the Lion King is a popular show in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, featuring Broadway-caliber performances from singers, dancers, aerial artists, fire dancers, gymnasts, and more. Right now, the show has been modified into the slightly different A Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King, and today technical difficulties caused some issues.

This morning in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, A Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King was operating as usual, but something changed as the day went on.

Festival of the Lion King was open

All of the regular showtimes were listed in the morning, with hourly shows scheduled as usual from 10AM to 5PM.

Regular showtimes from this morning

But this afternoon, a reader on Instagram, @kaitlin.dlc (thank you, Kaitlin!), alerted us that the Harambe Theater closed early. Our reporter went over to check, and sure enough, the last show was at 1PM today.

Festival of the Lion King closed

We asked a Cast Member why the show closed early, and they told us it was due to technical difficulties with the set. They noted that the show would not be reopening for the rest of today.

Last showtime was at 1PM today

If you were hoping to catch a late showing of Festival of the Lion King today, you might be out of luck. We’ll be watching this developing situation closely.

We don’t know if the Festival of the Lion King will reopen as scheduled tomorrow, so stay tuned to AllEars for more updates and Disney World news!

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