You’ll Have Fewer Chances To See a Popular Disney World Show This Summer

Disney World often changes showtimes for many of its entertainment offerings (which is why we always advise guests to keep an eye on the My Disney Experience app for the most updated showtimes), but one popular show just had its performance schedule cut in half.

Disney’s Festival of the Lion King is one of the resort’s most popular shows

That show is Festival of the Lion King (or — as it is known now — Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King) in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This popular show reopened with modifications in May 2021. It has since been adding more elements back into the show with more updates on the way soon. But if you were planning to see the amazing performance during your upcoming vacation, be aware that you’ll have fewer options when it comes to showtimes each day.

Those wanting to see this show will need to plan more carefully because the show’s performance schedule is set to be cut in half soon. We looked at the show’s schedule for June 2022, starting on June 26th — showtimes are normal for that day with shows starting every hour from 10AM to 5PM.


However, on June 27th, 2022, there’s only one show available in the morning (at 11AM), only 3 afternoon shows (at 12PM, 2PM, and 3PM), and NO evening shows.


The performance schedule has gone from 8 showtimes each day to just 4. We checked all the way through July 1st, 2022, and noticed that this shorter schedule remains unchanged.


We’ve seen changes in the performance schedule for this show before, and these times could still be modified in the future. So we recommend making sure to check the showtimes on Disney World’s website or through the My Disney Experience app during your visit to see if any other times are added.

Festival of the Lion King

We’ll be sure to keep an eye on other performance schedules at Disney World and keep you informed so you can plan accordingly. Stay tuned to AllEars for more!

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  1. If they are going back to the full show, does that mean they are filling up the theater to capacity now, and therefore will need fewer showtimes?