Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Dec 29, 2011
    Lisa from GA Asked

    What is the Festival of the Lion King at Animal Kingdom? Are the performers people or do they use puppets? Is it scary for young children?

    Hi Lisa!

    Festival of the Lion King at Disney's Animal Kingdom is absolutely FANTASTIC!

    This isn't a reenactment of the Lion King story but more of a tribal celebration. It features live performers including singers, dancers, gymnasts, stilt walkers and even a fire twirler. It also features some puppets and live characters. It is a very colorful, festive and upbeat show and features some of the amazing songs from the movie all performed live.

    Festival of the Lion King is presented in theater-in-the-round with stadium seating so there isn't a bad seat in the house. 

    There have been tons of kids of all ages around me and none of them were scared.  They were all mesmerized and really into the show.  They do use some fog effects along the floor during parts of the performance but it didn't fill the theater or anything. I'd say Hakuna Matata and bring the kids.

    Festival of the Lion King is on our must do list at Animal Kingdom and I'd put it on yours too. Its typically performed several times daily.  Be sure to check the Times Guide when you enter the park for show times during your visit.

    Please feel free to visit with any other questions during your planning.  It is our pleasure to assist you!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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