The Circle of Life at Epcot in Walt Disney World

Circle of Life at Epcot to close permanently

As a part of Disney’s commitment to re-imagine Epcot and its entertainment offerings, Circle of LIfe an Environmental Fable will close permanently.

The 20 minute film features the story of Timon and Pumba attempting to build an empire for themselves that affects the animals on the savannah will close forever at 7pm on February 3, 2017.  Character Locator subscribers likely noticed that I added the closure to the application yesterday.

The film originally opened in 1995, so it’s been around quite a while.  The film has not been changed and it is never full.   Many times the film is played to a near-empty or empty theater.

It has been said by some that the theater space will be used by Disney Performing Arts for presentations by bands and choirs and such.

While it was something that we only visited during ultimate tours through the last several years, it would have been nice to use the theater for something more guest-centric like a new film that others could enjoy.

Check out all the other Disney Parks refurbishments and closures here:

Walt Disney World and Disneyland Attraction Refurbishments

4 thoughts on “Circle of Life at Epcot to close permanently”

  1. If you rotated performances every other day you could offer more material and allow for parents to schedule to see attractions they have not scene yet.

  2. It’s about time. The quality of the video in there only rivals Little Mermaid at DHS. I wish they’d update that, but keep it little mermaid. Just use the Blu-Ray instead of the VHS! Lol. And the lasers could become projections. The puppets are still cool.

  3. They had the perfect opportunity to have re-imagined that attraction with Wall-E and that films enviromental message years ago instead of sitting on the same movie for so long.

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