Honor 25 Years of ‘The Lion King’ With Special Animal Kingdom Festivities in 2019
Can you believe it’s been 25 years since Simba, Timon, Rafiki and all of the other characters from “The Lion King” first roared into our hearts? In 2019 Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be pulling out all of the stops to honor this beloved film.
Beginning on January 18 and running through until September 18, 2019, guests will be able to celebrate in style with the “Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party.” This raucous celebration will take place on Discovery Island where young adventurers get to unleash their inner animals on the dance floor. As a special treat Simba’s friends Timon and Rafiki will be on hand to mingle with visitor and lead the pack in entertaining dances and games inspired by the film. A wild bunch of musicians will be on hand to tie the whole event together with their contagious World Beats.
We’ve always been a fan of the incredible Lion King-themed Magic Shots you can get while at Animal Kingdom (pictured above.) That’s why we’re delighted to hear that Disney will be unveiling special three-dimensional photo opportunities at Animal Kingdom. These backdrops will be available from January 18 – September 30, 2018 and will allow guests to re-create iconic scenes from “The Lion King.” These are going to be an Instagram-lovers dream!
On top of all of the new “Lion King”- themed offerings listed above, guests who haven’t been to Disney World since Pandora opened will definitely want to add this to your 2019 vacation plans. This lush and mesmerizing area of the park themed after James Cameron’s Avatar films was recently voted one of the “World’s Greatest Places” by TIME magazine. Pandora invites adventurers to a faraway planet filled with majestic floating mountains, flying banshees and bioluminescent foliage that takes on a whole new life once the sun goes down.
2019 is also the perfect time to check out Animal Kingdom’s new evening show Rivers of Light or go on a twilight trek on Kilimanjaro Safaris. Both provide visitors with the opportunities to experience this park in brand new ways.
From the myriad of exciting ways to experience The Lion King celebrations to the Pandora which represents modern Disney Imagineering at it’s best, make 2019 the year you check out all of these amazing offerings by planning a Walt Disney World vacation. Fill out our form below and a MickeyTravels agent will be in touch with your FREE, no obligation quote.
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