Rehearsals Begin for Disney’s Animal Kingdom “A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King”

A Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King
Credit: Disney

Exciting news hit social media today via the President of Walt Disney World Resort’s Instagram account. Jeff Vahle shared photos and details about how rehearsals have begun for Disney’s Animal Kingdom “A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King”. We simply can’t wait for the return of the show!


Credit: Jeff Vahle Instagram

As shared via President of Walt Disney World, Jeff Vahle’s Instagram: “Our cast is back in rehearsals for “A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King,” preparing for the show’s mid-May debut as entertainment continues to return across Walt Disney World. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Vice President Sarah Riles and I stopped in to welcome them recently, and hearing that wonderful, familiar music put a lump in my throat. Thrilled to have these talented Cast Members back on our stage!”

Credit: Jeff Vahle Instagram

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Disney previously shared: ““Festival of the Lion King” will be presented in a modified format to be mindful of the current environment. There will be adjustments to the show on stage and backstage, including updates to choreography to allow for appropriate physical distancing. We’ll also adjust how the audience is seated, in line with other theater-based experiences at Walt Disney World Resort. ”

Credit: Disney

Eek! We simply can’t wait! We’re so glad Cast Members are back to creating stage show magic once again. We’ll be sure to be among the first in the audience mid-May when the show debuts at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.

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