Lately, due to social distancing measures, it’s become a regular occurrence that ride lines at Disney World zigzag in weird and wonky directions!
From waiting inside a restaurant to go on Peter Pan’s Flight to queuing up at Muppet*Vision 3D for Rise of the Resistance, we never know where we might end up! Today in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the line for Kilimanjaro Safaris took us on a wistful stroll down memory lane, to the outdoor queue space at the Festival of the Lion King!
In the past, when we’re lining up at Festival of the Lion King, we’re not expecting to see REAL lions!
Like other live entertainment attractions in Disney World, Festival of the Lion King has sadly remained closed since the parks’ reopening, and we MISS IT dearly!
So until the show makes its triumphant return, we’ll have to settle for spending some time in line in its outdoor space, as the queue for nearby Kilimanjaro Safaris stretched out for 45 minutes!
When we saw that the end of the line was WAY back by Festival of the Lion King, we were curious (and kinda hopeful tbh) if we’d wind up going inside the theater for a bit….
45 minute wait for Kilimanjaro Safaris! pic.twitter.com/jVUMFysdQg
— AJ Wolfe (@DisneyFoodBlog) December 27, 2020
We asked a Cast Member about it, and we were told that sometimes the line actually DOES go inside the theater! This only happens on rare occasions when a BUNCH of people flock to Kilimanjaro Safaris all at once, but it does happen!
For now though, while we anxiously await the reopening of Festival of the Lion King, we’re happy to have REAL lions to keep us company on the safari!
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