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

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?

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 15 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.