Harambe Nights announced as new evening entertainment for Disney’s Animal Kingdom with special Lion King performance

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Walt Disney World has announced a new nighttime offering for Disney’s Animal Kingdom to debut this summer.

The separately-ticketed event is called Harambe Nights and will take place on Saturdays in the park’s new Harambe Theater, the home to the recently relocated Festival of the Lion King show.

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It will include special live entertainment, food, and drinks, along with a street party afterward.

The Lion King: Concert in the Wild will include live versions of scenes from the movie with a celebrity narrator and live orchestra.

Celebrity narrators currently scheduled to appear include:

Viola Davis – June 7, 2014
TBD – June 14, 2014
Montego Glover – June 21, 2014
David Alan Grier – June 28, 2014
Michael Beach – July 5, 2014
Harry Lennix – July 12, 2014
Joe Morton – July 19, 2014
Alfre Woodard – July 26, 2014
Brian Stokes Mitchell – August 2, 2014
Patina Miller – August 9, 2014

Harambe Nights begins June 7 and is available through August 9 2014, 7pm to 10:30pm each Saturday evening. Prices begin at $119 for adults and $79 for children.

Harambe Nights will mark the beginning of a new night life for Disney’s Animal Kingdom, a small step toward the infusion of new entertainment that will culminate with the opening of an “Avatar” based land in a few years.

More information can be found on the Walt Disney World web site.

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