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

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!

  

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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!”

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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. ”

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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 Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.