Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom in 2019

Sep 20, 2018 in "Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party"

Posted: Thursday September 20, 2018 1:35pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney's Animal Kingdom will celebrate 25 years of The Lion King movie with a new dance party in 2019.

Guests will be able to dance along with Timon and Rafiki in the “Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party” on Discovery Island.

The party gets started January 18, and runs through to September 30 2019.

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MotherOfBirdsJan 27, 2019

Sorry, my vague memory of this had me conflating nighttime entertainment with a parade. Carry on, folks.

MisterPenguinJan 27, 2019

Never heard that before.

MotherOfBirdsJan 27, 2019

Wasn't there supposed to be a cool, non-IP nighttime parade in AK as part of the expansion? Did that actually materialize? Disney, if you're listening, a dance party is what you do when you are completely out of ideas. That's why low-tier Dreamworks movies all end with dance parties (And Shrek, I know, put down the pitchforks).

mm52200Jan 27, 2019

All of these new offerings that are scheduled to last through September 30 is coming out of a different marketing/promo budget, essentially for the most part we locally aren’t paying for it. Then after September 30 anything that stays goes back to coming out of local WDW entertainment operations budget.

Cmdr_CrimsonJan 27, 2019

Honestly, If Discovery Island Carnival didn't last what makes this much more diffferent? Now, before your eyes let's see them cut their budget and this be the first thing to go come mid summer in 3.........2...........

MisterPenguinJan 27, 2019

Dance, animals! DANCE!

DisAlSep 24, 2018

The only value a dance party has for me is if it draws people away from other attractions that I want to see.

21stampsSep 24, 2018

My family is totally crazy.. we actually like to dance and laugh..including at Disney. Crazy, absolutely crazy. I know.

WDWTankSep 24, 2018


DisneyGentlemanV2.0Sep 23, 2018

Or a Phoenician Dance Party, where we get to thank them in song...

BigThunderMattSep 23, 2018

PhineasSep 23, 2018

It’s actually mandatory. You MUST thank them, and appear sincere. Otherwise, they make you have a staring contest with the SSE newsboy.

KBLovesDisneySep 23, 2018

More like a Lazy Susan. Instead of coming up with something new, they just keep turning the table and grabbing a repeat, slapping on a new label. (Maybe I am being a bit too harsh...)

EagleScout610Sep 22, 2018

"My name is Bob, and I'm a dancaholic"