PHOTOS - New guide map at Disney's Animal Kingdom removes any mention of Festival of the Lion King and Finding Nemo - The Musical

Dec 29, 2020 in "Disney's Animal Kingdom"

Disney's Animal Kingdom December 2020 guidemap

A new guide map is now in circulation at Disney's Animal Kingdom, and notable changes include the removal of any mention of the park's live shows.

Both Finding Nemo - The Musical and Festival of the Lion King are no longer listed, although the actual buildings remain on the map.

The news is not really surprising, given that the performers for both of the shows are no longer employed at the park. However, it does appear to suggest that an imminent return of the shows is not in the short term plans. It should be noted however that Disney can very easily produce new maps in short notice, and there are at least three or four published each year. The inclusion of the shows in the park maps may been causing guest confusion with an expectation that their inclusion meant the shows would be available.

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Article Posted: Dec 29, 2020 / 5:02pm ET
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MansionButler8430 days ago


J454630 days ago

heres my rough draft for replacing nemo/dinoland redo. in involves flipping harbor to other side, replacing it and nemo with a launching flying coaster tht goes over the lake and around the volcano (brown circle) also getting rid of road and making a plaza for people to look out onto lake. (green rectangle) the plaza could have food and tables as well. this is all a rough ms paint draft

Ronnie Sanford30 days ago

The Nemo theater is repurposed as a social distancing break room. That back row is a great place to catch up on sleep.

marni197130 days ago

Not since December the 11th.

WondersOfLife30 days ago

Im guessing there's still no updates on the Nemo show huh

MansionButler84Jan 26, 2021

Linking all sorts of changes to an Indy land like

SplashZanderJan 26, 2021

Yea... My bad...

marni1971Jan 26, 2021

Well this thread took a tangent didn’t it?

MansionButler84Jan 17, 2021

Imagine how big of a DVC booth could fit there. DVC would finally stop being a “secret.”

SplashZanderJan 16, 2021

Took another jab at it. Made the Excavation coaster have a more realistic acreage. Before it was around 1.25 whereas now it is around 2.25 which is comparable to BTM. Here's one without marked sightlines: Here's one with marked sightlines: Here's a before and after gif: And here's a V1 to V2 gif: I don't really see the need to alter Dinosaur to a great extent. The area can be placed in Central America. The story can be slightly altered, making it a remote experimental facility in a Central American Jungle. The ride is already dressed like a research facility and is very isolated. The excavation coaster is people looking for dinosaur fossils in a South American mountain. The mountain's aesthetic would most closely resemble the green side of mount prometheus in DisneySea picture below, while being substantially shorter. The Indy ride entrance is an Aztec temple, which fits the Central American theme. I know the main complaint would be that it doesn't fit the Animal Kingdom mission statement of animals, but since Indy is focused on Archeology, so it could be a search for the Aztec's connection with a mythical creature. Lastly, I realize this isn't the Imagineering section of the forums, but I just wanted to demonstrate the area's potential.

SirwalterraleighJan 15, 2021

Hard to answer...cause it’s never gonna happen

Brer PantherJan 15, 2021

Considering we have Frozen attractions in both Epcot AND Hollywood Studios, and Finding Nemo attractions in both Epcot AND Animal Kingdom, and Beauty and the Beast rides in the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, AND Hollywood Studios... I highly doub it.

PiratesMansionJan 15, 2021

Doubtful. No such thing as too much franchise representation for today's Disney.

J4546Jan 15, 2021

If they put IJ in AK would they get rid of the IJ live show at DHS?