Festival of the Lion King Soft Openings Started Today, With Reportedly May 15 Debut

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If you’re visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom today (May 8), you have perfect timing! “A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King” was said to debut “mid-May”, but guests visiting the park today are being invited for a soft opening! Cast Members have reportedly stated the official opening date for the show is May 15, but soft openings will be taking place leading up to the opening.

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As shared by BlogMickey: “Cast Members at the entrance to A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King just announced that the show will officially open May 15. Of course, many guests are in line now and Cast Members have dragged signs for the new show out to the entrance to the theater – indicating that there will be showings today.”

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Disney has yet to make the announcement official, but we’ll keep you posted as we learn more! Anyone else as ecstatic as we are to see this incredible live entertainment return to Disney’s Animal Kingdom?

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I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.