Fun Things To See And Do At Walt Disney World For Lion Kings Fan

The Lion King at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Are you a devoted fan of The Lion King, dreaming of experience the enchanting world of Disney World? If so, you’re in for a roaring treat! Walt Disney World offers a multitude of experiences for fans of this beloved classic, all designed to delight every Lion King enthusiast. Check out this selection of fun things to see and do at Disney World that will make your Lion King-inspired adventure truly unforgettable.

Festival of the Lion King at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Step into the vibrant world of The Lion King at the Festival of the Lion King show. This Broadway-style musical extravaganza showcases beloved characters, dazzling costumes, and captivating performances that transport you to the heart of the African savanna. Arrive early to secure the best seats and immerse yourself fully in this mesmerizing spectacle.

Tumble Monkeys in Festival of the Lion King
Tumble Monkeys in Festival of the Lion King. Photo: Emily Murray.

Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Embark on an exhilarating safari expedition through the Harambe Wildlife Reserve. Encounter a diverse array of exotic animals and marvel at the breathtaking landscapes reminiscent of The Lion King’s stunning settings. For the best wildlife sightings, consider hopping on the safari in the morning or before the park closes.

Kilimanjaro Safaris' new Zebra foals
Kilimanjaro Safaris’ new Zebra foals.

Character Encounters at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Keep an eye out for Timon and Rafiki during your visit. Check the MyDisneyExperience app for the time and location of their floats on Discovery River. Starting this summer you will also be able to meet them in person at Rafiki’s Planet Watch. Keep an eye out for this exciting interaction during your summer trip!

Rafiki. Photo: Emily Murray.

The Lion King Merchandise

Bring home a piece of The Lion King magic with themed merchandise available throughout the parks. From apparel and accessories to collectibles and souvenirs, there’s something for everyone! Don’t miss specialty Lion King popcorn buckets or the upcoming 30th anniversary collection for the perfect souvenir.

Lion King Souvenir Cup
Lion King Souvenir Cup

Draw Your Own Disney Character at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Attend a drawing class at The Animation Experience at Conservation Station inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Let your creativity soar as a skilled Disney animator guides you through the process of illustrating your own version of a beloved Disney character, with real-life animals as inspiration. With featured characters changing periodically, each class offers a unique opportunity to hone your artistic skills.

Disney Animation Experience
Disney Animation Experience

Stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge

For the ultimate Lion King experience, consider booking your stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. This DVC resort immerses you into an African safari adventure. It features a unique horseshoe-curved design that is inspired by traditional African kraals. Enjoy breathtaking views of lush savannas filled with over 200 hoofed animals and birds as you relax in spacious Studios and multi-bedroom Villas.

Animal Kingdom Villa.
Animal Kingdom Lodge Villa. Photo: Emily Murray.

Walt Disney World abounds with enchanting experiences for fans of The Lion King. Whether you’re reliving cherished memories or creating new ones, the magic of The Lion King comes to life in captivating ways throughout the parks. So, pack your Hakuna Matata spirit and prepare for an unforgettable adventure in the circle of Disney magic!

Featured Photo: Emily Murray.

Written by

Marissa Coffta

Marissa’s lifelong enchantment with Disney magic began in her childhood and has continued to flourish. She is a mom to 3, who frequently embarks on solo or family adventures to Disney World. Currently living out of state, she takes many modes of transportation to experience the wonder of Disney firsthand. Her fervent passion for writing fuels her with the hopes of bringing the world of Disney to life, making the magic a part of her world.

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