Lions Caught Participating In the ‘Circle of Life’ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The magic of Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom can be found all around the Park from entertaining performances with real animals showing off their excellent skills to exciting rides to live entertainment.

But the most magical attraction of all is none other than Kilimanjaro Safaris, located in the Disney Park’s Africa section.

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Kilimanjaro Safaris takes Guests onto an open-aired safari vehicle, giving them a tour of Animal Kingdom’s Harambe Wildlife Reserve. Unlike the Jungle Cruise, Kilimanjaro Safaris shows Guest real animals such as rhinos, elephants, flamingos, and more.

In fact, this attraction is home to over 30 species, so Guests have the chance to see anything!

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This attraction is easily the star of the show at Animal Kingdom, and it’s a great way to educate and entertain Guests all at once, thanks to the fun facts the drivers are always reciting.

With all of the different animals of the Harambe Wildlife Preserve, anything can happen during Kilimanjaro Safaris. Recently, some Guests found that out the hard way…


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In this TikTok, these Guests are innocently driven up to the lions by the truck driver,  who’s comparing the male lion to Simba from Disney’s Lion King series. Suddenly, the two lions begin participating in the great ‘Circle of Life.’

Luckily, the Guests have a great sense of humor and get a big kick out of the entire ordeal. As the truck driver attempts to drive away, she jokes, “It’s the circle of life, guys, it can’t be avoided!”

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Make no mistake, anything can happen at Animal Kingdom’s Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction!

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.