We found a new line of merchandise celebrating “The Lion King” at Mombasa Marketplace in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Simba Adult Tee – $34.99
This striped adult tee shirt has a repeating pattern of Simba peeking over a ledge. Geometric vertical lines in blue, yellow and white surround the playful cub alongside an asymmetrical green horizontal stripe. The tag has an African sunset with a baobab tree silhouette.
The baobab tree has a nickname of “The Tree of Life.” Its bark and fruit offer over 300 life-sustaining uses, and it is the basis of many Indigenous remedies, traditions and folklore.
The iconic The Tree of Life in Animal Kingdom is a 145-foot tall sculpture of a baobab tree. It has over 8,000 branches of different sizes and about 102,000 artificial leaves. Over three-hundred different animals are carved into the sides and branches of the tree.
Miniature Backpack – $24.99
A miniature backpack is also available at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
It features Simba, Timon and Pumbaa in front of an embroidered orange sun. “Hakuna Matata” is also embroidered along the bottom of the front pouch.
The bag is pale blue with tie-dyed straps and bottom.
The interior lining is a matching pale blue with a mesh sleeve.
A tag featuring “The Lion King” is sewn to the inside. Another tag for writing the owner’s name is also attached. A silhouette of Simba is printed beside the dotted lines.
The front pouch has a zippered closure.
Water Bottle – $29.99
This water bottle has a printed illustration of Simba in two poses atop a purple, pink and green geometric pattern.
The bottle has a screw-top lid and features Simba seated within a frame.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened on Earth Day, April 22, 1998. To celebrate the park’s 25th anniversary, Animal Kingdom had special food items, rare character meet and greets, and a merchandise collection. There was also a special 25th anniversary ceremony. Watch our video below.
The Walt Disney World Ambassadors page posted a commemoration on Instagram for the 123 cast members at Disney’s Animal Kingdom who’ve been around to make magic moments and watch the park grow and transform over all 25 years.
Cast members dug up a time capsule buried beneath Disney’s Animal Kingdom 25 years ago. Upon opening this historic relic for the park’s anniversary celebration, various interesting opening day items, trinkets, and technologies were discovered. Disney also shared a letter from the opening team to today’s cast.
A permanent Moana meet and greet opened on April 22 at Character Landing on Discovery Island.
Check out other merchandise for “The Lion King” using the links below:
- New Lion King and Stitch Jewelry by BaubleBar at Walt Disney World
- PHOTOS: New Timon Sipper With 25th Anniversary Lanyard at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Pumbaa Popcorn Bucket Available at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Tomorrow
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