New Experiences Announced for Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Disney has announced some special things happening at the Animal Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World coming this summer 2019!

Lion King Awakenings Show

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From Memorial Day (May 24) until September 30, the Tree of Life Awakenings show will have a special Lion King version with new music. Animals and themes from Disney’s The Lion King will be presented during the special display.

The Awakenings shows run approximately every 10 minutes after dark. If you haven’t had the opportunity to check this out you really should. It’s always gorgeous and memorable!

Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party

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Beginning today, January 18, and running through September 30th is the new special Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party, featuring games, music and dancing with Disney friends Timon and Rafiki!

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“Get into the groove as a live Caribbean-style street band starts the party by adding a cool calypso twist to popular Disney hits. Perfect for Guests of all ages, the festivities are held daily at the Discovery Island Stage..”

The Animal Kingdom dance parties are always a lot of fun and participation is encouraged (but not required.) It’s always fun to see the little kids, and big kids, dance along!

If you are headed to Walt Disney World make sure to check these events out as you visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

Also make sure to check out some of the stage shows like the Festival of the Lion King and Up! A Great Bird Adventure.

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What do you love the most about Disney’s Animal Kingdom? What’s your favorite show? I personally love the Festival of the Lion King, it’s so amazing! Comment below and let us know!


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