Want to enjoy the Festival of the Lion King during your next trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom? Be sure to check out the new change coming to this fan-favorite show.
Changes across Walt Disney World
With the summer months drawing to a close, we see a few changes coming to the Magic Kingdom entertainment schedule. New showtimes will begin for Disney Enchantment starting on August 8, 2022. On August 8th, guests can enjoy Disney Enchantment once again at 9:00 pm.
Festival of the Lion King
Festival of the Lion King has returned to its former glory as the Tumble Monkeys and acrobatic birds have returned to this show on July 16th.
Currently, guests can enjoy the Festival of the Lion King for 8 showtimes. Showtimes are as follows: 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, and 5:00 pm.
There will be a slight change in showtimes starting on August 14th. On all days (excluding Saturday) the 1:00 pm showtime is eliminated.
Starting the week of August 14th, the 1:00 pm showtime will only be offered on Saturdays. No reason for the reduction in showtimes has been given, but Disney does adjust showtimes based on crowd levels, Cast Member schedules, and performance schedules pretty frequently.
Starting the week of August 14th, the 1:00 pm showtime will only be offered on Saturdays.
Be sure to check Character Locator for current showtimes and other updates.
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