Festival of the Lion King

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  • Festival of the Lion King: The Animal Kingdom's. "E" Ticket Ride.

    May 5, 2009 by popsrocks is a Lead on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Festival of the Lion King was an energetic show that kept my eye each moment.
    Cons: Bleachers tough on the back

    Summary: The Festival of the Lion King is one of Animal Kingdom's top shows for good reason. It is colourful, upbeat and it's musically filled with joy and laced with talented actors. I remember Disney's Magic Kingdom when it first opened. The best rides at ... read more

  • "Be Prepared" for some really great performances.

    Feb 23, 2013 by chelledun is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Live show; talented performers; adults will enjoy it too.
    Cons: Some parts may scare kids; unimpressive venue; slightly cheesy audience participation.

    Summary: The Festival of the Lion King, located in the Camp Minnie-Mickey’s Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a long-running live stage show featuring songs from the popular film. Its plot is less a retelling of the film and more a “celebration”, ... read more

  • Festival of the Lion King: Best movie-based show at Walt Disney World

    Sep 12, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wonderful music, singing and tumbling
    Cons: Uncomfortable bleachers

    Summary: I've always been a big fan of "The Lion King" movie and its soundtrack, so Animal Kingdom's "Festival of the Lion King" show was a must-see during my trip to Walt Disney World.I was certainly not disappointed. After viewing all of the terrific ... read more

  • The Lion King Rules

    Oct 21, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Singing, dancing, costumes, puppets, gymnastics, décor, interactive.
    Cons: Story somewhat unclear, seating.

    Summary: The Festival of the Lion King show is a spectacular live show at Disney World's Animal Kingdom. We saw it during our last visit to Disney World last summer (sixth time at Disney World). It was a rainy afternoon and the Kali River Rapids raft ... read more

  • A TURELY amazing experience!

    Sep 11, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A show filled with Beauty, excitement, talent and truely does not disappoint! FOR ALL AGES!!!
    Cons: NOTHING AT ALL!!!!!!

    Summary: The first time my family and I walked into this large building and saw the basic bleachers, dimmed down lights and nothing else...we thought "this certainly must me one of Disney's 'scaled down' things" we walked in, found our seats and we were ... read more

  • Circle of Life Delivers!

    Aug 24, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Live show with great dancing, gymnastics, fire dancing, and singing
    Cons: Must wait about 30 minutes before you can enter

    Summary: Lions roar, meerkats dance, elephants, giraffes, warthogs, and more can be enjoyed at the Festival of the Lion King. A combination of people and animatronics help to tell the story of the Lion King. Bench style seating is set up into sections where a ... read more

  • Be Prepared! For a wonderful Performance.

    Aug 8, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fantastic Show. Excellent Mix of Entertainment. Fun For All Ages.
    Cons: Metal Bleachers.

    Summary: Festival of the Lion King can be found in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. This fantastic stage show is presented inside the theatre in the Camp Minnie-Mickey section across from the Greeting Trails. This is truly a great stage presentation of the ... read more

  • No Worries - Festival of the Lion King Will Make You Feel the Love

    Jan 24, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: fantastic show, great individual acts, audience interaction, lovely costumes, evokes the movie without retelling it
    Cons: first row now VIPs only, smaller chorus

    Summary: Festival of the Lion King is a live show presented as theater in the round in the Camp Mickey-Minnie section of Disney's Animal Kingdom park. The show is not a retelling of The Lion King although it features several songs from the movie. ... read more

  • I Really Enjoyed The Festival of the Lion King

    Aug 17, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wonderful singing, dancing, and performing, family oriented, colorful, air conditioned.
    Cons: Bench seating, small children may find the duration too long.

    Summary: We were headed for the exit after a long and tiring, yet wonderful day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom when we noticed the last showing of the Festival of the Lion King. We decided to go ahead and go on it to watch the show. Festival of the Lion ... read more

  • The Greatest Show in Disney World!

    May 2, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Enjoyment for all ages (Adults, teens, and children!)
    Cons: Gets crowded quickly, must sit on hard metal bleachers!

    Summary: Though there are many things in Animal Kingdom that others would rather not see, this is not one of them. This is a live stage show with different acts of acorbatics, fire eating, and dancing. The show was finally placed in a competly enclosed theater ... read more

  • Live Action and Visually Stimulating, A must See!

    Jan 26, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellant live action floor show!
    Cons: None!

    Summary: On my recent trip to Disney World, I decided that it was about time I saw what all the fuss was about for The Festival of the Lion King in the Animal Kingdom Park. I really had no clue what to expect. Well you go into this theater room that has four ... read more

  • Gotta See It-Loved It

    May 16, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Acrobatics, costumes, creativity
    Cons: very popular, better get there early; a little long for kids

    Summary: We went to Disney World in March of 2001. My son, my husband, and I ALL loved this show. My husband is not one to sit through all the shows, but even he had to admit that this was very well put-together. The costumes were colorful and beautiful. ... read more

  • What a memorable experience!!

    Jun 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent costumes; lively characters; fun for the whole family
    Cons: none

    Summary: We took our little ones, ages 4 and 2, to the Animal Kingdom and saw this show. The kids were already excited because of the Lion King video, but we were certainly not prepared for this show. It was wonderful. The music, costumes, characters...everything ... read more

  • Festival of the Lion King-A Don't Miss Show

    Apr 22, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great music, dancing, costumes, performers,
    Cons: none

    Summary: My favorite thing about Disney's theme parks are the show. My favorite show is at Animal Kingdom. It is the Festival of the Lion King. I have seen it six times, and I enjoy it every time. First of all, I love the music from the ... read more

  • So Lively, So Colorful !!!

    Mar 17, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: like a Broadway show
    Cons: the lines get long sometimes

    Summary: If you are tired and worn out after walking around Animal Kingdom.. this show will wake you up. It is packed with singing, characters, and acrobatics. Even the audience gets involved in this one. There are features from Broadway, Disney ... read more

  • Hey Kids... What Kind Of Sound Does A Bored Zebra Make?

    Mar 17, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice constmes, Pleasant Theatre, Well made animals.
    Cons: Heavily targeted at children without retaining any adult interest (Rare for Disney in my experience).

    Summary: There is something about the bus-drivers, cash register operators and various other workers at Walt Disney World that makes them a lot easier to talk to than your normal, everyday grouchy person on the street and it was during some of these ... read more

  • A Larger Than Life Show

    Feb 21, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fabulously entertaining, a great place to take a break in the shade
    Cons: Can be crowded, it's a little long

    Summary: I usually don't like the Disney shows and parades. I prefer to ride the rides and just walk around, soaking up the fun Disney atmosphere. But after hearing so much buzz about how great the Lion King show is at the Animal Kingdom, I figured I had to go ... read more

  • Hakuna Matata!!!

    Feb 16, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The music, the dancers, the acrobats...don't miss it!
    Cons: Absolutely none, I swear!

    Summary: This past January (2001) was our third trip to Disney's Animal Kingdom, and our first visit to Festival of the Lion King. I am so mad at myself now for never trying it out! This is, in my opinion, the best show on all of Disney property, and I've seen ... read more

  • Number 1 rated show in Disney

    Jan 28, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Very exciting! Always something going on
    Cons: VERY crowded trying to leave at the end of the show

    Summary: I have watched the Festival of the Lion King no less than 5 times. And each and every time I see it, I see something I had not seen before. The show itself is full of cast members who really enjoy what they do. The whole arena is just full of energy. ... read more

  • BREATH TAKING

    Dec 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: EVERYTHING
    Cons: NOTHING

    Summary: The Festival of The Lion King is exactly that: BREATHTAKING! We first saw it in 1999 and we were all ecstatic. We saw it again in 2000. We were just as excited about it then. The voices are melodious and in perfect harmony. The chemistry amongst the ... read more

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