Guests Upset With Disney Show For Missing Characters

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Disney Guests are eagle-eyed, and one recently called out a Disney World show for missing some key characters that detracted from the experience.

There’s nothing quite like a Walt Disney World Resort show. Whether it is ones like “Harmonious” at EPCOT or the “Disney Enchantment” fireworks at Magic Kingdom Park, “Fantasmic!” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or “Festival of the Lion King” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Guests of all ages from all over the world can find something for themselves.

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Beacons of Magic, Animal Kingdom Park/Disney

However, recently at Walt Disney World, one Guest and Reddit user u/DiscoLives4ever shared a photo during their visit to Animal Kingdom Park of the show “Festival of the Lion King,” sharing that the Lion King show was missing one key character.

Check out the photo below:

For the holidays, somebody accidentally lost The Gift for the Festival of the Lion King yesterday…
byu/DiscoLives4ever inWaltDisneyWorld

As the user explains in the comments,

The show is normally framed as a band of 4 singers traveling with Simba and his friends to perform the festival, but yesterday there were only 3 of them for the 5:00 performance.

Another user who’d watched the show earlier in the day also piped up, “There were only three the whole day I think …we went to the 1 pm show and only had three. Still was a good show !”

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Festival of the Lion King/Disney

Another user, u/YardSarnoyx, also added, “It’s pretty rare to see one of them missing! When Kiume is missing then Zawadi (the Gift) performs Be Prepared instead and it’s amazing.” Fans in the comments sang the show’s praises, even saying they watch the show twice a day when they visit Walt Disney World.

While we don’t know why The Gift was missing from the show, it was still reportedly well worth it and a wonderful experience for the Guests who attended.

Here’s more about the show from Disney World:

Delight in a larger-than-life show filled with songs, pageantry and puppetry celebrating the classic movie, The Lion King.

Guests can see the show at the Disney Theme Park Disneys Animal Kingdom where they can also find many another ride and attraction like “Avatar Flight of Passage,” “Kilimanjaro Safari,” and more.

We at Disney Fanatic will continue to report on all Disney news as it comes to light.

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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