Did you know that this year marks the 20th anniversary of The Lion King film? For those who love this beautiful Disney movie, we have some amazing news: Disney’s Animal Kingdom is marking this special event with Harambe Nights!
This hard-ticket event features The Lion King – Concert in the Wild, an updated version of one of Disney Parks’ most popular stage shows set in the all-new Harambe Theatre!
Your ticket for this event includes a special Welcome Reception in Harambe Village with appetizers and “African-inspired” wine and beer.
The event continues with seating for a private performance of The Lion King – Concert in the Wild — featuring a guest celebrity narrator with a live orchestra and choir. The whole thing includes dancing, dramatic light effects, and accompanying moments from the film.
Your ticket ALSO includes an After-Party in the streets of Harambe Village with an all-inclusive buffet featuring African cuisine and gourmet desserts, live music and dance, specialty merchandise, Character Greetings, and a special finale to cap off your adventure!
We’re thinking this is going to be much more involved food-wise than the Sundowner events or the Street Parties previously held in the Animal Kingdom. (It’ll have to be considering the price, right? See below!)
Dates: Saturdays running from June 7 to August 9, 2014
Price: $119 for adults, $79 for children (tax not included). Premium Seating is available for $134 for adults, and $94 for children.
This special event is sure to be both memorable and exceptional as “iconic scenes from the film are recreated with splendid theatricality.” The list of celebrity narrators (subject to change) is as follows:
June 7 – Viola Davis: “The Help,” “Ender’s Game”
June 14 – TBD
June 21 – Montego Glover: “The Following,” “Memphis”
June 28 – David Alan Grier: “Porgy & Bess,” “In Living Color”
July 5 – Michael Beach: “ER,” “Third Watch,” “Sons of Anarchy”
July 12 – Harry Lennix: “The Blacklist,” “The Five Heartbeats”
July 19 – Joe Morton: “Scandal,” “American Gangster,” “The Good Wife”
July 26 – Alfre Woodard: “Desperate Housewives,” “Miss Evers Boys”
August 2 – Patina Miller: “Pippin,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”
August 9 – Brian Stokes Mitchell: “Ragtime,” “Trapper John, M.D.,” “Glee”
Theme park admission is included with the cost of the event starting at 4:00 pm; however, attractions and entertainment outside of the designated event area are not included. The Harambe Nights Welcome Reception begins at 7:00 pm, and parking is complimentary beginning at 4 pm.
And should the event continue past these dates, hopefully guests will be able to also catch the new Rivers of Light Nighttime Spectacular coming to Animal Kingdom! No set date yet, but I can’t wait!
Let us know if this event sounds like fun to you! Leave us a comment below!
Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (407) 939-1319.