The Festival of the Lion King Begins a Soft Opening at Animal Kingdom

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This morning we heard rumblings of some commotion at The Festival of the Lion King at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Last month Disney announced they were bringing back the show that has been on hiatus since March of 2020. The announcement originally stated the show would return in the Summer of 2021 but after some digging, we found out they are opening for rehearsals and soft openings.

We went to Animal Kingdom and saw first hand they are in fact holding rehersals/soft openings. According to Cast Members, it will be 2 shows a day with a full opening to come at a later date.

We are so excited to see shows coming back to the parks and The Festival of the Lion King is no exception!


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