Terrific Tuesdays: Go to The Disney Show, or No?

Festival of the Lion King

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I hear many people talking about the rides at Walt Disney World but what about the shows? I’ve been asked quite a few times if they are really worth the time spent. In one word…DEFINATELY!

Walt Disney World puts on spectacular Broadway style shows. My favorite is Festival of the Lion King at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The show is now located in the new Harambe theater in Africa. The theater seats many guests however arriving early is suggested. During those hot summer days, sitting down in an air conditioned room is always a bonus!

Animals from all over the pride lands come to this show. Of course your favorites will be there too: Simba, Timon, Pumba and others. Be prepared to do your best impression of a giraffe, a warthog, a lion or an elephant. Depending on which area of the theater you are seated, you will be assigned an animal to act like.

My favorite part of the show is the Tumble Monkeys. These monkeys perform some insane acrobatics! It is surprising to me how skilled these monkeys are. I always mean to take pictures but I get so involved watching the show that I forget.

Festival of the  Lion King also has breathtaking singers and dancers. You will be surrounded by stilt walkers and many more dancers. I have seen this show numerous times and love it every time. I have yet to hear of someone not enjoying all aspects of this extravagant show.

Fast pass reservations can be made for Festival of the Lion Ling. I would personally not use a fast pass for this show. The theater is so big if you arrive a little early you will almost always have a seat.

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Denise has loved Disney as far back as she can remember. She has two teenage girls who were raised with Disney. Their rooms were decorated, and their closets were filled with Disney articles. Denise’s house now has Disney on every wall. Her wardrobe is made up mostly of Disney clothes. She feels that being surrounded by Disney keeps the memories and magic alive! Her friends affectionately call her “the crazy Disney lady”. Denise was born and raised in Oregon. Currently she lives in both Oregon and Florida splitting her time between both parts of the country. She lives with her youngest daughter (15) and her roommate. Her daughter goes to high school In Oregon. Denise and her roommate sneak away to Florida several times a year, as often as possible. Her daughter tags along when she can, without missing too much school. Her oldest daughter (20) doesn’t make it to Florida much anymore, but hopes to again very soon. Denise’s first trip to Walt Disney World was for her birthday in 2009. She fell more in love with the magic of Disney that day! Ever since then, Denise and her kids have been annual passholders. Last spring she upgraded to a premier pass to include Disneyland. Over spring break her youngest daughter had the pleasure of her first visit to Disneyland. With Denise helping them plan, her brother and his family enjoyed their first family trip to Disneyland at that same time. Denise is looking forward to helping you with money saving tips as well as sharing the excitement and magic of Disney!

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