Animal Kingdom’s Camp Minnie-Mickey is home to one of the most popular shows in all of Walt Disney World. That would be The Festival of the Lion King which contains acrobatics, fire dancing and songs from the Lion King. The entire cast of the movie joins a band of singers to lift your spirits and give you a pact show. You begin with some interaction as each section takes on an animal sound. As you band together to let out one loud grunt the entire cast of the show will join you in center stage to let the festival begin. Monkey acrobats, flying birds and a flame dancer will also present you with their talents as you listen to the sounds from the Lion King come to life.
I didn't actually see the show until the third time I visited Disney and I was really missing out! I don't know how I missed it the first two times, maybe it was closed for rehab, but it's something I would go back and see time and time again. It's a mix of cirque d' so lei shows with a Disney touch and of course sounds from the Lion King. The show mixes puppetry with dancing, singing and animatronics. It also involves you in the show which is always fun as well.
It is upbeat, energetic and totally mesmerizing. I enjoyed the music from this musical and the performances of its different casts simply from their sheer energy! Festival of the Lion King is performed at 2 different Disney’s park, namely the Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World (Florida) & Adventureland (Hong Kong Disneyland). I saw it for the first time in end 2007 at the Animal Kingdom. Then again in 2008 at the Hong Kong Disneyland. It’s a highly popular 30 … more
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The show uses songs, dance, puppetry and visual effects to create an African savanna setting filled with lions, elephants, giraffes, birds, zebras and gazelles. In this theater environment, Festival of the Lion King is a traveling celebration presented by Simba and his friends, (including a band of four human singers). The show is in the form of a revue, and not a condensed version of either the film or Broadway show. The show features the award-winning music from the movie, written by Elton John and Tim Rice.