New details on what to expect at 'The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic'

May 20, 2016 in "The Jungle Book: Alive With Magic"

Posted: Friday May 20, 2016 4:04pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Following today's confirmation that The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic will open May 28 2016, Disney has also updated its website to include a description of the show.


Enter a wild world of wonder, one inspired by sights and sounds from The Jungle Book and timeless Indian celebrations!

Beginning May 28, 2016, gather your friends and family as evening falls over Disney’s Animal Kingdom park, and make your way to Discovery River. There, by the water’s edge, an Indian celebration of survival, courage and friendship is about to unfold.

The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic is the tale of a human boy, Mowgli, and all his animal friends and foes. But while you may be familiar with the tale, you’ve never experienced it quite like this!

Come along as impressions of the film’s iconic characters take you on a journey following Mowgli’s exciting, perilous and sometimes hilarious jungle encounters. Watch as barges teeming with jubilant singers, Indian musicians and colorful performers take to the waters and enhance the tale with music and song—while fellow players join in from nearby river banks. And thrill to the breathtaking sight of light displays and massive water screens projecting imagery from the blockbuster film!

Don’t miss your chance to feel the spirit of The Jungle Book surround you in a lively celebration of music and visual artistry. Featuring rousing Indian-inspired pop-style arrangements of the movie’s hit songs “Trust in Me,” “Bare Necessities” and “I Wanna Be Like You,” this uplifting musical presentation builds to a show-stopping finale.

So “forget about your worries and your strife” and swing on by for this musical, magical, madcap sensation that’s hooting, screeching, howling good fun for the whole family!

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wdwfan22Sep 06, 2016

I agree, the show was horrible. The only reason it was crowded last night was because 90% in attendance were Cast Members.

prfctlyximprctSep 06, 2016

Good riddance.

brb1006Sep 06, 2016

This happened last night Final showing

hpyhnt 1000Sep 06, 2016

Say what you will about the show (and I'm in the "good riddance" column for the record) - at least Disney did SOMETHING for the summer season. Yes, you could argue they needed to because there was a whole marketing program designed around AK being open late and having a new nighttime show. But JB:AwM certainly wasn't a cheap show to operate given the large cast, and it was thrown together in about a month. So some credit where it's due. Was the show brilliant? No. But at least Disney put something out there. Now, bring on the real show!

GhostHost1000Sep 06, 2016

did anyone cry when the last show ended? too soon?

LL2WDWSep 06, 2016

The Indian style floats. If you're going to hate, at least get your world geography correct.

Sped2424Sep 06, 2016

October is the new target. AS ALWAYS that is subject to change given the total poop show this entire ordeal has been.

brb1006Sep 06, 2016

I meant the floating stages not the transport barges.

oceanbreeze77Sep 06, 2016

Im sorry no. Don't be jealous cause you have a rinky dinky toy boat while we have the beautiful twain. ;) OH and a pirate ship!

Magic FeatherSep 06, 2016

I think he was referencing the floating stages, but the transport barges.

Next Big ThingSep 06, 2016

It's literally the same floats, just redressed:

brb1006Sep 06, 2016

I'm talking about the Arabic style floats. The Disneyland Fantasmic floats are cool.

RSoxNo1Sep 05, 2016

Yeah, Disneyland's Fantasmic sucks

brb1006Sep 05, 2016

Today is the final day for those ugly floats.