Revived Attraction Coming to Animal Kingdom Park This Summer

Disney Animal Kingdom Park meet and greet
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Known for its adventurous energy and commitment to celebrating the earth, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort stands out as one of the most unique and innovative theme park offerings in the world. This summer, fans of this Disney park will be able to celebrate a new and exciting offering as part of a greater celebration honoring a classic Disney film.

Related: Walt Disney World to Debut NEW Land Area This Summer

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DAK Announces Celebration

The Lion King is known for being one of Disney’s most iconic and beloved films of all time. The film, which came out 30 years ago, has been pulling on heartstrings and reminding us of the power of love, friendship, and destiny. In celebration of this momentous anniversary, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park has announced their plan to honor the film.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is set to come alive this summer as it commemorates the 30th anniversary of the iconic film The Lion King. From June 10 to September 6, guests can immerse themselves in a celebration like no other within the park’s vibrant setting.

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An array of exciting events are in store, including exclusive meet-and-greet attraction opportunities with beloved characters Timon and Rafiki at Rafikis Planet Watch. Moreover, Disney vacation guests can indulge in the film’s nostalgia with the return of the popular Pumbaa popcorn bucket, perfect for enjoying a savory snack while exploring the park’s attractions.

Related: “Major Animal Kingdom Project” Underway at the Walt Disney World Resort

A Summer of ‘The Lion King’

As guests wander through Disney’s Animal Kingdom during this celebratory period, they will be surrounded by a festive atmosphere that pays homage to the timeless tale of Simba and his friends. The 30th-anniversary The Lion King celebration at Disney’s Animal Kingdom promises to be a magical and memorable Disney experience, blending the charm of the beloved film with the enchanting ambiance of the park.

With meet and greets, merchandise, and nostalgic touches throughout, this summer celebration is a must-visit for anyone looking to relive the magic of this animated classic in a whole new way. In addition to this Lion King Disney Animal Kingdom Park celebration, theme park guests can still enjoy attractions like Expedition Everest, Kilimanjaro Safari, and may more.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.

One comment

  1. Matthew Brewster

    Do you really consider a popcorn bucket an ATTRACTION??

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