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Animal Kingdom show will temporarily close as Disney prepares to bring back tumble monkeys

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Animal Kingdom show will temporarily close as Disney prepares to bring back tumble monkeys
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Festival of the Lion King will temporarily close as Disney prepares to bring back entertainment. Here are the details.

Returning to the show

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A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King is a thirty minute show located in the Africa area at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. The show consists of songs, dance, puppetry and visual effects in recreating different scenes from the popular animated film, The Lion King. Simba, along with his friends and four human singers lead the continuous celebration.

If you are wondering when the tumble monkeys will appear on stage at Festival of the Lion King, we have great news to share! Disney took to TikTok back in March to share the exciting news that the tumble monkeys will return this summer!

Previously no date was set, but Disney says the tumble monkeys and acrobatic birds will be returning to “Festival of the Lion King” on July 16. Hopefully with this language, that means participants will be chosen for the show again!

Closed to prepare

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Due to the nature of the show and the time performers will need to work the acts back in the show, the show will actually need to temporarily close.

Starting July 5, 2022, there will be no performances of Festival of the Lion King. When the show reopens on July 16, you will be able to see the tumble monkeys and acrobatic birds once again. The new Finding Nemo show is not open at this time, so live entertainment options will be hard to come by during this time. You can check out KiteTails throughout the day.

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Festival of the Lion King will not be performed at Animal Kingdom from July 5 to July 15.

Right now, there is a possible reduction in showtimes beginning in late June. Showtimes beginning on June 27th appear to be: 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Read more from Maggie HERE.

Do you love the tumble monkeys and acrobatic birds? Are you excited to see their return this summer? Let us know in the comments below and on Facebook. You can also join our KtP Crew and continue the discussion there.

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