• On Apr 20, 2018
    Barbara from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I read that Festival of The Lion King will be temporarily closing in May. We are visiting with in early November. This is one of our favorite attractions and 2 of our grandchildren have never seen it. Please tell me it will reopen before November. Thanks

    Hi Barbara!

    Festival of the Lion King is such a fun and magical show, so I completely understand why you want your grandchildren to experience it!  As of right now, there has not been an official announcement about it closing temporarily or permanently, but you can always keep an eye on the Interactive Park Calendar and the Disney Parks Blog for information about attraction closings and refurbishments throughout the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Sometimes, shows and rides need to be refurbished to make sure that everything stays magical and safe for Cast Members and guests, so there is always a chance that any attraction could be temporarily closed during your visit.  That being said, there is currently no official information about that happening for Festival of the Lion King.  Also, due to the popularity of the show, I doubt that it would be closing permanently any time soon.  Of course, if the show ever does close, you can be sure that whatever replaces it will be even more magical and exciting.  You may just get a new favorite show!

    While you are visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom, make sure you check out some of the other incredible activities and the brand new show, UP! A Great Bird Adventure!  Even if you can't see your favorite show during your trip, I'm sure that you can find another experience that is just as special and magical for you and your grandchildren!

    Have a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!
    -Lindsey N.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hi y’all!  I am an Army wife, a college instructor, a dog-mom, and a lover of all things Disney!  Planning a Disney vacation is my favorite pastime—other than actually going on a Disney vacation, of course—and I love helping others make the most of their magical trip!  If I am not at the Walt Disney World Resort, I am putting the pixie-dusted touches on my next trip!  

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