Circle of Life at The Land Pavilion permanently closing in early February 2018

Jan 05, 2018 in "Circle of Life"

Posted: Friday January 5, 2018 9:45pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

The 'Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable' at The Land pavilion in Epcot will have its final showing on February 3 2018.

In the short term, Disney Performing Arts, a youth program by Disney, will begin using the space for performances and classes. It is expected that the theater will be used again for a permanent attraction at a later time.

Circle of Life at Epcot's Land Pavilion is a 20 minute live action movie featuring Pumba and Timon from The Lion King movie telling the story of mans relationship with the land and how we can protect and care for the environment.

The film debuted on January 21 1995.

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danheatonSep 21, 2018

I'm sure this won't just be for DVC, but it still is a bad look when Disney closes even an attraction that didn't draw many guests and puts a DVC presentation in there. It's more what is signifies than losing something important.

SonconatoSep 18, 2018

It still would have been nice to have another related topic on the environment...or something a little more permanent.

wdwmagicSep 18, 2018

The space is continuing to be used for various events/activities. It isn't DVC today.

MisterPenguinSep 18, 2018

I'm sure the sales pitch was more entertaining.

SonconatoSep 18, 2018

I see now...replace an environmental film with a sales pitch. A whole new level of tacky.

marni1971Sep 18, 2018

Nothing wrong with wishing.

SpaceMountain77Sep 18, 2018

Sadly, given the average guest that the Walt Disney Company seems to seek to attract these days, a DVC presentation will likely garner more attendance that the Circle of Life Environmental Fable. I do find it hypocritical that a company that is eliminating single use plastics, for the betterment of the environment, discontinued the showing of a character-based film about environmental awareness and will be distributing single use plastic bags at Splash Mountain.

Magicart87Sep 18, 2018

I should have been more specific with that wish :(

TwilightZoneSep 18, 2018

Uh well at least it's somewhat better than the imagination lounge. Mainly because I never liked the two shows that played here much to begin with.

trainplane3Sep 18, 2018

It's a bargain! First, you buy your dvc membership here in a unused part of a building and then you get to access a quickly tossed together lounge in another unused part of a different building that's really a greenhouse full of screaming kids breaking iPads and throwing food! Ya. I don't really like the Imagination lounge.

MuteSuperstarSep 18, 2018

Does it have FP+ yet? edit: oh....ok, a DVC sales pitch now. Lovely. Really, not very tacky at all. Why not some nice gentlemen trying to sell me DirecTV while they're at it.

Princess LeiaSep 18, 2018


Disney MadduxSep 18, 2018

trainplane3Sep 18, 2018

Update!...for better or worse...