7 Must Try Lion King Experiences During Your Next Visit to Disney World
As the world falls in love with Disney’s Lion King all over again (have you seen those box office numbers?) we thought we’d take this opportunity to show you some of the incredible Lion King-themed fun you can have at Walt Disney World! From dazzling nighttime spectaculars to attractions dining and more there’s something sure to please Simba fans of all ages.
Check out 7 of our favorite ways to add a bit of Lion King ROARsomeness to your next theme park visit!
The Lion King Scene in Tree of Life Awakenings
During your visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park be sure to stay into the evening to experience the dynamic nighttime spectacle of the Tree of Life Awakenings. To celebrate the live-action release of Disney’s “The Lion King” as well as the original animated blockbuster, this evening event now features a brand new story inspired by the film. See the tale of Simba come to life through beautiful projections, music and animation.
Experience Festival of the Lion King
Visitors to Animal Kingdom theme park won’t want to miss this incredible stage show that celebrates the Circle of Life with Simba, Pumba, Timon and friends. It is my absolute favorite show in all of Disney World! You’ll be blown away by this trip to the jungle featuring live music, dancing, tumbling fire knife performances aerial artists and more!
Dance to the Beat at the “Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party”
Head over to Discovery Island Stage at Animal Kingdom throughout the day where you’ll be able to show off your favorite dance moves with Rafiki and Timon. You’ll get into the groove as a live world beat-style band adds a fun twist to some of your favorite Disney songs. This event is perfect for guests of all ages.
Shop for Adorable Lion King Merch
Visitors to Walt Disney World will find new “Lion King” plush toys, t-shirts and much more are now available at various Disney merchandise locations throughout the parks and resorts. Not heading to Disney anytime soon? Don’t worry, you’ll also find a fantastic selection online at ShopDisneyParks.com.
Book a Stay in a Lion King Family Suite
For die-hard Lion King fans, there’s no better place to stay than the gorgeous wing of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort devoted to and inspired by the film! Here you’ll find many of your favorite Lion King friends near the outdoor play areas as well as family suites brimming with incredible details from the savanna!
Feel the Love With Rivers of Light
At Animal Kingdom’s dazzling nighttime spectacular “Rivers of Light: We Are One,” guests will experience a brand new storyline about the milestones we all share in the circle of life. The show also features even more Disneynature live-action footage as well as emotive moments from animal-inspired Disney films, including “The Lion King.”
Listen To The Lion King Playlist
Love the soundtrack from Disney’s “The Lion King”? You can now enjoy upbeat songs from the film that will keep your feet moving throughout the day! Stream the sounds of Disney’s “The Lion King” along with your favorite Park tunes with the official Disney’s Animal Kingdom® playlist now on Apple Music®. Apple Music® subscribers can add this festive playlist directly to their Apple Music® library and new users can sign up for a free three-month trial** through the app and listen to the playlists in full.
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