Festival of the Lion King
This colorful, dynamic pageant set to music from “The Lion King” features singers, dancers, acrobats, and floats, and really sets your hands to clapping! The 1,000-seat theater-in-the-round affords many great vantage points, but arrive early to sit down front. Try the first or last shows for shortest waits. Lots of audience participation and lots of fun! This theatre is fully air-conditioned. This show moved in 2014 from Camp Minnie-Mickey to Africa (see map on 5623). Outdoor queue is uncovered. No external video lights. Wheelchair accessible. Assistive listening. Alex’s ToddlerTip: :) Allie’s KidTip: “If you sit in the front you might get asked to play music!” TweenTip: “Try to make the animal sounds.”Get a full copy of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook here.
Ages: Ages 3 & up
Live Show Duration: 30 min.
- Assistive Listening
- Seating type: bench without backs
PassPorter's Ratings for Festival of the Lion King
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This is like a Broadway show at WDW. They pull audience members to participate. The singing is so beautiful. My favorite is the acrobatic monkeys. They are so entertaining.
DisneyKimber gave this a rating of 8 on 06/30/2016 at 11:18:44 pm EDT
Very fun show.
TomiRocket gave this a rating of 9 on 06/27/2016 at 1:16:43 pm EDT
love this show but just wish they had seating with some type of back
2babiesandthemouse gave this a rating of 9 on 06/24/2016 at 4:33:57 pm EDT
A fun show.
gardengalWDW gave this a rating of 8 on 06/24/2016 at 2:19:40 am EDT
Fun and interactive show ! Love how they pull kids out of the audience to participate.
Dopey Girl gave this a rating of 8 on 06/20/2016 at 8:52:27 pm EDT
Great show. Thank goodness the theater has air conditioning . Lots of people in one place
scott disney dad gave this a rating of 9 on 06/20/2016 at 12:36:53 pm EDT
Unbelievable show! Great cast, great msic; Broadway quality live show.
Victor gave this a rating of 9 on 06/18/2016 at 6:46:23 am EDT
Great show, you have to do at least once.
ashlvsq2004 gave this a rating of 9 on 06/16/2016 at 7:17:06 pm EDT
This is an excellent show. Lots going on even small kids wont be bored. Wonderful!
handette gave this a rating of 10 on 06/13/2016 at 7:09:30 pm EDT
One of my favorite shows at WDW.
Feisty Fairy gave this a rating of 10 on 06/10/2016 at 2:43:20 pm EDT
We love this show! Despite how many times we have visited it, it is always a must do!
dmsprung gave this a rating of 8 on 06/10/2016 at 11:59:07 am EDT
Great Broadway style show! It is great for kids and adults alike - all of the big scenes from the movie are present! Awesome escape from the heat as well :)
Csb10salum gave this a rating of 9 on 06/10/2016 at 11:32:30 am EDT
Beautiful, fun show! The singers are incredible. My kids have gotten to participate, which was super special! Best part? Tumble Monkeys!!!
I live with a 'Stitch'! gave this a rating of 10 on 06/05/2016 at 11:19:41 pm EDT
A colorful retelling of the Lion King Story with songs and animatronics.
Big G gave this a rating of 8 on 06/05/2016 at 6:05:47 pm EDT
Live performances, fun pre-show, love the new theatre. It's just brilliant.
Marie the Cat gave this a rating of 10 on 06/05/2016 at 12:04:15 pm EDT
MommyAngela3 gave this a rating of 6 on 06/04/2016 at 10:52:18 am EDT
Wonderful show & great music/singing. A must-do every time we visit AK.
FARMERGIRL gave this a rating of 9 on 06/03/2016 at 10:04:39 pm EDT
Energetic and professional. A great show for everyone.
yalibrarian gave this a rating of 9 on 06/03/2016 at 5:31:28 am EDT
Have to see this show whenever I go to Disney. Just great entertainment.
cutiepie gave this a rating of 9 on 05/31/2016 at 11:28:00 am EDT
Amazing show! It never gets old!
Luvsun gave this a rating of 10 on 05/27/2016 at 8:37:13 pm EDT
Wonderful performances. Great quality of show.
dodgersle gave this a rating of 9 on 05/27/2016 at 3:41:55 pm EDT
Fantastic show! Costumes, performers, music, are all outstanding!
MayraLR gave this a rating of 10 on 05/27/2016 at 12:10:28 pm EDT
Great show for everyone. Very young might be a little scared.
sherrymickey gave this a rating of 9 on 05/27/2016 at 12:04:00 am EDT
Great music and cast. A nice place to cool off.
norm & linda gave this a rating of 7 on 05/26/2016 at 11:08:48 pm EDT
Broadway-caliber performance | photo by LoveWDW71
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