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  • On Jun 21, 2015
    Aubri from MO Asked

    I'm thinking about getting a FP+ for Festival of the Lion King. The app I'm using suggests that we can show up right at show time. Is that how it works or should we still be there early? Does FP allow you to get better seats?

    Jambo, Aubri. The Festival of the Lion King is my favorite stage show on Walt Disney World property. The soundtrack from the Lion King continues to be on repeat for my family, but it pales in comparison to the the live performers in Harambe Theatre. Their voices are so commanding and beautiful. 

    I follow the mantra 'If you're on time, you're late' so I am always at least ten minutes early to anything. Does that mean that you should be early? Not necessarily. Your FastPass+ selection guarantees your seat, so if you show up right at show time you should still be able to make it in the theatre. FastPass+ seating is located closer to the action, but the theatre is circular in shape so there is really not a bad seat in the house. Last December I was able to get into a showing just minutes before show time without using a FastPass+ selection, but I was seated close to the back of the theatre. That was ok by me mostly because I alike watching the audience participation. If floor seats are important to you, I suggest using a FastPass+ selection.

    I hope you enjoy the show! If you need anything else, you know where to find us. Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Indiana

I am a recent graduate from Ball State University and mother to my 5-year-old son. We love all things Disney and when we aren’t watching Disney films or planning our next vacation, we love to go to touring Disney shows. I also love to cook, listen to music, read books, and paint. With my experience planning vacations and navigating the parks from a single parent’s perspective, I hope to be able to add a little “pixie dust” to your vacation! Learn More About Sarah

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