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New Nighttime Spectacular Coming Soon to Disney’s Animal Kingdom®

Update Apr. 5, 2016: The Walt Disney World® Resort has announced that the new experiences at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park will not open on Apr. 22, 2016 as planned. Unfortunately, more time is needed to bring these innovative experiences to life to exceed guests’ expectations. An announcement on the updated debut date is expected in May.

As part of the expansion currently underway, the Walt Disney World® Resort has announced the new nighttime spectacular at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park will debut on Apr. 22, 2016 soon.

Titled Rivers of Light, the show utilizes live music and water screens to bring the Discovery River to life. Using the latest in technology and innovations, this show is unlike anything ever seen in Disney Parks.

While you’re waiting for the new show to launch, watch these Walt Disney Imagineering videos below to get a “first look” at Rivers of Light and the nighttime transformation of the Tree of Life!

‘Festival of the Lion King’ Returns Sunday to Disney’s Animal Kingdom®

Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park will relaunch their popular musical show, Festival of the Lion King, on Sunday, June 1. Opening back up inside the brand new Harambe Theatre, the show tells the story of Simba through song, dance, and aerial acrobatics. Since it first opened back in 1998, the show has been immensely popular and a must-see for our guests visiting the park.

Take a look at the new Harambe Theatre:

If you are a fan of the Festival of the Lion King show, you won’t want to miss Harambe Nights – a special event taking place select nights at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Click HERE for more information.

‘Harambe Nights’ Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the beloved Disney classic film The Lion King, Walt Disney World® Resort has announced the addition of Harambe Nights. Making its debut in June 2014, the park’s first-ever ticketed special event will include a welcome reception, dazzling theatrical production, and a lively post-show street party.

Here are some details on the event:

  • Welcome Reception – Harambe Village
    Enjoy a selection of savory appetizers, wine, and beers.
  • “The Lion King Concert in the Wild” – Harambe Theatre
    Complete with a celebrity narrator, choir, and a live orchestra, “The Lion King Concert in the Wild” will transport you to the African savanna where stage theatrics and excerpts from the classic Disney film blend together to bring the story to life. The 55-minute show will take place inside Harambe Theatre, the brand new home of the Festival of the Lion King show.
  • Post-Show Street Party – Harambe Villiage
    After the show, take to the streets of the Harambe Village for a party featuring with dancers, performers, characters from The Lion King, and a buffet with a culinary nod to Africa. A selection of beers, wine, specialty beverages, soft drinks, and water will be available and included with event admission.

Harambe Nights will take place every Saturday Jun. 7-Aug. 9, 2014 from 7p-10:30p. Pricing for general admission of the event is $119 ages 10+; $79 ages 9 and under. Upgraded premium floor seating tickets run $134 ages 10+; $94 ages 9 and under.

Celebrity narrators currently scheduled to appear include:

  • Viola Davis – Jun. 7
  • TBD – Jun. 14
  • Montego Glover – Jun. 21
  • David Alan Grier – Jun. 28
  • Michael Beach – Jul. 5
  • Harry Lennix – Jul. 12
  • Joe Morton – Jul. 19
  • Alfre Woodard – Jul. 26
  • Brian Stokes Mitchell – Aug. 2
  • Patina Miller – Aug. 9

Entertainment and celebrity narrators are subject to change.

Contact your Magic Maker® for more details on this WILD event!


Adventurers Outpost Opening Soon at Disney’s Animal Kingdom®

An all new adventure will be debuting soon at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.

Later this spring, Mickey and Minnie Mouse will start greeting their guests in a brand new location. Adventurers Outpost will serve as a home base for your favorite Disney pals. The indoor location will be a perfect way to beat the mid-summer heat before setting off on your next adventure.

Adventures Outpost is located in the Discovery Island® Area in the former Beastly Bazaar shop. In the Camp Minnie-Mickey section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, you can continue to enjoy the amazing Festival of the Lion King show and meet other Disney Characters on the existing Character Trails.