'A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King' show times move to earlier in the day

Jun 01, 2021 in "Festival of the Lion King"

A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King
Posted: Tuesday June 1, 2021 8:36am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The recently opened 'A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King' at Disney's Animal Kingdom has adjust its show times to begin earlier in the day

There are now 6 shows per day, with the first at 10:30am and the last show of the day beginning at 5pm. When the show reopened last month, the first show was at 12:30pm, and the final show was at 7pm.

The new showtimes are: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm.

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mm5220030 days ago

I wouldn’t expect anything to change until union negotiations with vaccine mandates are complete.

Nick_A30 days ago

I unfortunately expect that date will be pushed back, because if they were switching back mid-September you’d be hearing about rehearsals by now.

Magic Feather30 days ago

I was told that mid-sept was a target to get the show back to normal, but that was admittedly pre-Delta (I also expected B&tB to come back without COVID reblocking, and we saw how that went).

drew8131 days ago

I think they’ll quietly not bring them back and run with the current show for as long as they can.

RSoxNo131 days ago

Usually you can go in 15-20 minutes before hand without issue. On lower crowd days you can cut it even tighter. Any update on when the tumble monkeys are coming back?

jinx8402Aug 20, 2021

Depends on when you go and how the crowds are that day. AK is very dead today. We showed up 15 mins before the show and went right in and about half the auditorium was empty when the show started

arich35Aug 20, 2021

Is this just a line up an hour before show time thing? What seems to be the best practice to make sure you get in for a given showtime

JohnDJul 22, 2021

Baby steps. May not happen by 50th but full show is slowly on the way back.

MorphinePrinceJul 22, 2021

It's been performing without the monkeys since it re-opened

wdwmagicJul 22, 2021

No word on that at all yet

wdwmagicJul 22, 2021

July 31

mfortisJul 22, 2021

If it comes back without the monkeys, then they might as well just keep the lights off.

iowamomof4Jul 22, 2021

At first you say July 31, then you say August 31. Which one is it?

T.S.Jul 22, 2021

Any hints as to when the full show might return, rather than this abbreviated version?