It’s the circle of life! “A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King” returned to Disney’s Animal Kingdom today, with some alterations to work better with health and safety precautions.

  • Guests returned to the Harambe Theatre today for the return of the beloved show and were greeted by a sign informing them of some operational changes.

  • Even with some modifications, the show still delights audiences with high-energy performances, beautiful sets and props and beloved songs.

  • Earlier this year, Walt Disney World announced that Festival of the Lion King would resume performances at Disney’s Animal Kingdom this summer.
  • Recently, Jeff Vahle shared two photos and a video on Instagram showing the cast back to work inside rehearsing to resume the show.
  • The post also amended the show’s title to “A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King,” prompting speculation that the performances may be modified from the previous version of the show.
  • You can see the full show, with its new modifications in the video below.

  • Inspired by The Lion King, the show features songs from the film in addition to live singers, dancers, and acrobats to bring the story to life.
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