Walt Disney World to Permanently Close Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable

We have learned about another closure coming to Walt Disney World in early 2018.  Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable, located at The Land Pavilion in Epcot’s Future World, is the next attraction on the chopping block.  The attraction will close forever after the final show on February 3, 2018.  Disney plans to use for the space for Disney Performing Arts, a youth program for various performance arts.  The space will be used for performances and classes by the group, temporarily.  The theater is expected to be used for a long-term attraction at some point in the future, but we don’t have any confirmation as to what that attraction will be or what the theme for the attraction might be.

The Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable is an live action movie that lasts around 20 minutes.  The movie features the popular and lovable characters from The Lion King, Timon and Pumbaa. In the movie, Timon and Pumbaa educate all of the guests on the importance of protecting and caring for our environment.  The attraction first opened in January 21st, 1995 and hasn’t seen very much change since it first opened.  The attraction isn’t very popular and never has much of a wait other than the wait for the next show to start, so it isn’t a surprise that Disney would close this attraction and use the opportunity to create something new and more updated for guests to enjoy.

Who plans to go over and check out the Circle of Life attraction one more time before it closes forever?


About Christy Caby

I am a long time Disney addict! This love began as a child and stayed with me in my teen years. I completed the Disney College Program, was engaged and honeymooned at Disney, visited WDW while pregnant with each of our two boys, and have brought our boys since they were babies (they are now 5 and 2).