Tumble Monkeys from the Festival of the Lion King Returning!

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It is time! The “Tumble Monkeys” from the Festival of the Lion King are returning to the show!! The tumble monkeys will be up to their acrobatic hijinks again starting July 16. And it gets even better – the birds will also be stretching their wings again to soar above the stage!

It is a magical time at Walt Disney World! We have so many announcements of attractions, parades, cavalcades, dining, and entertainment returning.

Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire and the Festival of Fantasy Parade made a comeback, and Fantasmic! is slated to return too soon! The Festival of the Lion King in Disney’s Animal Kingdom has been operating differently since reopening.  The show has been shortened and a lot of the audience interactions were removed.

This week on the Disney Parks TikTok account they announced a part of that magic is returning soon but today we got that date!! The tumble monkeys will be returning to the show on July 16th!


It…is….time 🐵 Tumble Monkeys are making their return this Summer #Disney #DisneyParks #DisneyWorld #AnimalKingdom #FestivalOfTheLionKing #Monkey

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In case you haven’t seen “Festival of the Lion King,” the show celebrates the story of Simba the lion cub through live music, dance, puppetry, fireknife, and more. The Tumble Monkey scene adds humor into the story when a group of monkeys bounce, climb, flip, jump and swing in a hilarious gymnastics routine.




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