Festival of the Lion King returns to Walt Disney World in new Animal Kingdom area with same classic show

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To make way for the world of Avatar coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World relocated its popular Festival of the Lion King show to a new theater elsewhere in the park. The show reopened over the weekend in the new Harambe Theater, a more appropriate spot than its former home in the now-extinct Camp Minnie-Mickey area.

The area surrounding the new theater adds several themed buildings that fit in perfectly with the rest of the surrounding Africa land. Thatched roofs and aged facades make it all seem like it’s been there since the park opened.

WDW Guided Tours provided us with photos of the new buildings and the show itself, which hasn’t changed much in the move.

Though the new theater looks tremendously different on the outside, once inside it’s nearly identical to what used to be in the park. The high-energy show still entertains crowds in the round.

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