Festival Of The Lion King Overview | Disney’s Animal Kingdom Attractions

Festival of the Lion King Show - Animal Kingdom

Celebrate the movie The Lion King through an action-packed show filled with songs, dance, and puppetry.

Festival Of The Lion King Details

Walt Disney World Resort Park Animal Kingdom
Location in Park Africa
Height Restrictions All Heights
Age Interests All Ages
Thrill Type Low
Hours 10:00AM, 11:00AM, 12:00PM, 1:00PM, 2:00PM, 3:00PM, 4:00PM, 5:00PM
Wait Times Low
Genie+ Yes
Accessibility Information Can remain in Wheelchair/ECV, sign language, handheld captioning, assistive listening

Attraction Overview

Festival of The Lion King is a can’t-miss live-action show found at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. If you love the movie The Lion King, then you will enjoy this performance filled with talented cast members who create an impressive and, at times, draw-dropping presentation that celebrates this classic Disney film. Be filled with exhilaration as the theater fills with the voices of live singers along with the powerful music of The Lion King as you watch the animals of the savanna dance in their impressive costumes and make-up. The crowd is encouraged to sing along and wave their arms, uniting as one and coexisting with our neighbor as the movie inspire us to do.

Festival of the Lion King
Timon shares the stage with the Tumble Monkeys while Simba and Pumba singalong from their floats.

Simba, Pumba and Timon enter this musical celebration singing, dancing, and interacting with the music and other performers. Watch in awe as acrobats swing and spin from the ceiling and the Tumble Monkeys flip into fearless formations and succeed at silly stunts. You’ll be completely entertained from start to finish and exit the show with that undeniable feel-good Disney feeling.

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Performers from Festival of the Lion King keep guests engaged and entertained the entire performance. Photo by Matthew Juzenas (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Location & Wait Times

Festival of The Lion King is performed daily at the Harambe Theater located in the Africa section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Each show runs approximately 30 minutes and the wait times to enter the theater are generally low. For those who have purchased Genie+, utilize the Lightning Lane entrance in order to be seated first and more quickly, as the theater generally fills close to full capacity at each performance.

Festival Of The Lion King at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
The costumes worn in Festival of the Lion King are vibrant and reminiscent of the animals found on the African savanna. Photo by Disney

Queue Experience

The queue for Festival of the Lion King is outdoors, but is covered giving guests shelter from the sun and rain. The wooden poles and thatched roof are reminiscent of a structure you might find on the continent of Africa.

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Enter the covered standy-by entrance for Festival of the Lion King under the sign. The Lightning Lane queue is along the side of the building. Photo by Theme Park Tourist (CC BY 2.0)


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Written by

Shelley Wehler

Contributing Writer

Shelley is a stay-at-home mother of two girls living outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. Her love of all things Disney has grown even more as she sees the magic come alive through the lens of her young daughters. She spends her free time keeping up with the latest in Disney news and daydreaming of her next trip to the parks!

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