Showtimes Reduced for ‘A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King’ Starting June 27 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Starting June 27, “A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King” will be performed four times a day instead of seven or eight at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Right now, the show is being performed at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. On Saturdays, the show is also performed at 1:00 p.m.

From June 27 onwards, the show will be performed at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. On July 2 and 3, Independence Day weekend, the show is scheduled for all eight performance times again. Showtimes are not available for after July 9.

The reason for the reduced showtimes is unknown. The tumble monkeys will be returning to the show soon, and the birds will once again take to the air.

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  1. It could be bc alot of the performers at all parks rotate and also are training for halloween events so to my knowledge that be the only reason as a past ent manager.

  2. I’ve noticed a few cuts at DAK, compared to the other parks. For example, it’s currently open until 8:30pm, but will be close 30 minutes earlier soon, despite the fact that it’ll be lighter later in the day until June.

    Back when Rivers of Light was around, the park was open much later. They definitely need a couple more attractions in the park that can run at night, there’s just not enough to keep people there late, especially if they won’t run night time safaris. Pandora is so much better at night, but it’s almost impossible to experience it during the summer now.

  3. That’s a lot of shows. I’m exhausted just reading about 8 shows in one day. That has to be taxing on the performers.

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