“The Circle of Life” film at Epcot closes temporarily for refurbishment

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Soarin’ won’t be the only attraction at The Land in Epcot to be closed for refurbishment with “The Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable” film also closing for an extended amount of time.

The 20-minute film starring “The Lion King” characters Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa about the environment and conservation has been playing at its current location since 1995. Walt Disney World’s official site now includes the following information on the attraction:

As part of our continuing efforts to exceed the expectations of our Guests, The Circle of Life is currently closed for enhancements. Please check back here for the latest updates and information about when it will reopen.

Although there is no official date set for its return amid rumors that it may be closing for good, the Orlando Sentinel points out that the calendar that appears on Disney’s web page about “The Circle of Life” currently lists April 3 as having normal operating hours.

The only attraction currently open at The Land pavilion is Living With The Land, with Garden Grill restaurant and Sunshine Seasons food court operating as well.


  1. Justin

    Most likely is getting a brand new film featuring the characters from disney jr’s “the lion guard” show… it has been a huge success with kids. It would be a smart and simple way to bring that current hype to the parks and at the same time boost epcot. Now epcot will have 2 new attractions that small kids will love and they’re not really risking anything by doing it. It’s not like they’re altering a major attraction. I think it’s smart…. if that is indeed the case. Oh and ps- for those who don’t know, the lion guard also features all the classic characters of the lion King so they’ll still be in it I’m sure.

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