Stars of the new Lion King movie to appear at the Magic Kingdom this weekend

Jul 12, 2019 in "Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade"

Posted: Friday July 12, 2019 8:22am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

JD McCrary, the voice of young Simba in the new Lion King movie and Shahadi Wright Joseph, the voice of young Nala will be making an appearance at the Magic Kingdom on Saturday July 13.

Both actors will serve as Grand Marshals for the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade stepping off at 3pm.

The new Lion King movie debuts in theaters on July 19 2019.

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brb1006Jul 15, 2019

GeorgeJul 13, 2019

Will Scar be there? He’s such a good actor, that I imagine he’s a bit of a real life meanie. I sure don’t want scratch marks on my face because he got annoyed with the paparazzi.

eddie104Jul 12, 2019

Cool and great marketing technique.

riorizJul 12, 2019

Yeah I'm choosing to see Crawl instead this week

Magenta PantherJul 12, 2019

Yep. As of this writing, the reviews meter at Rotten Tomatoes is at 59% SPLAT level. :D

ThatMouseJul 12, 2019

Interesting fact, the distributor (Disney) reduces the marketing when the film tanks in the advanced screenings. They knew weeks ago the box office numbers would be low, so this was probably going to be a bigger event but decided to squeeze them in as grand marshals since they were presumably already booked. (my guess) Edit: after doing some reading it looks like none of these remakes are actually box office failures, so who knows how marketing deals with these movies.

KBLovedDisneyJul 12, 2019

monothingieJul 12, 2019

I guess if the critic's reviews are anything, they need all the marketing help they can get...

wdwmagicJul 12, 2019

Yes there will be an announcement

cosmicgirlJul 12, 2019

Don't they usually do an announcement or a banner for special guests?

larryzJul 12, 2019

Well, without a sign on the float, nobody will know who they are.

cosmicgirlJul 12, 2019

And here I was thinking Beyoncé was coming. Clickbait I tell ya!