• On Jun 26, 2022
    Michael from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are the circle of life at animal kingdom and fantasmic and hollywood studio back or are they still closed.

    Hello Michael!

    Fantasmic! at Disney's Hollywood Studios has always been a must-see show for my son and me on our Walt Disney World vacations! Fantasmic! is a legendary tale of good and evil in Mickey's dreams! I also love the Festival of the Lion King at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park which shows the Circle of Life in a Broadway-style musical.

    The great news is that Fantasmic! is scheduled to return this year (2022)! I am so excited to see this incredible nighttime show again, as I am sure you are excited too! The date of Fantasmic's triumphant return has not been announced yet, only that it is returning this year. So it is possible that Fantasmic! will be showing during the time of your Walt Disney World vacation this year, but it is not guaranteed. I would recommend keeping an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for the official announcement of the return of Fantasmic!.

    The Festival of the Lion King currently has showings multiple times a day at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. This fantastic musical show is one of my favorite live shows in Walt Disney World, and I have lost track of how many times I have seen it.

    I hope you see Fantasmic! and the Festival of the Lion King on your next Walt Disney World vacation!

    Marc L.
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Meet the Panelist: Marc, New York

I am a single Father to one incredible boy.  I would love nothing more than to provide people with Disney vacation planning that will enable them to have a new experience or make their Disney vacation just a little more magical! Learn More About Marc

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