Sunday, January 5, 2014

DDW Pic 859. Festival of the Lion King

Festival of the Lion King
The Festival of the Lion King has been entertaining guests since Animal Kingdom opened back in 1998. However, today was the final day of performances, at least in its current form. The Camp Minnie Mickey area, where the show is located, is closing to be made Into an Avatar themed land.  I was lucky to catch one of the final Lion King shows, and it was fantastic. There was an extra energy in both the cast as well as the audience. It seemed like many guests knew that this was a special day, and showed extra appreciation to the performers. Although this was the final day of shows in this location, Disney is in the process of constructing a brand new Lion King theater in the Africa section of the park. It should open some time this summer.

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