RUMOR: ‘Tale of the Lion King’ at Disneyland Closing Permanently in January

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Tale of the Lion King at Disneyland

RUMOR: ‘Tale of the Lion King’ at Disneyland Closing Permanently in January

According to Cast Members who work on “Tale of the Lion King” in Disneyland, the show will close permanently on January 7, 2024.

Tale of the Lion King

Tale of the Lion King performance at Disneyland

“Tale of the Lion King” premiered at Disney California Adventure in June 2019. It closed in 2019 but reopened with updates at the Fantasyland Theatre in Disneyland in May 2022.

“Tale of the Lion King” is brought to life by the Storytellers of the Pride Lands, a troupe of traveling performers who present Simba’s journey in a unique story-theater style with live music and dance.

The closure hasn’t been officially announced or confirmed by Disneyland Resort, so it’s possible plans will change and the show will remain open. The closure may mean a new show will be coming soon to Fantasyland Theatre, which previously held “Mickey and the Magical Map.” That show closed with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Various shows were performed in the theater before “Mickey and the Magical Map.” The current theater first opened in 1985 as Videopolis, but a different Fantasyland Theater existed from 1956 to 1981.

Watch “Tale of the Lion King” in full below.

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