ORLANDO, Fla. – Disney’s Animal Kingdom will welcome “A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King” beginning May 15.
Walt Disney World made the announcement Saturday as the theme park began technical rehearsals for a limited number of guests.
In January, Walt Disney World officials announced the show’s return in a modified format at the Harambe Theater.
Guests who were among the first to see the modified show Saturday said parts of the show had been eliminated including the tumble monkeys act, aerial acrobatics and guest interactions near the show‘s beginning and end.
In April, Walt Disney World Resort President Jeff Vahle shared pictures and videos on Instagram, saying the cast of the show was currently rehearsing for the show’s debut.
”There will be adjustments to the show on stage and backstage, including updates to choreography to allow for appropriate physical distancing,” said Shawn Slater, senior communications manager for Disney Parks Live Entertainment. “We’ll also adjust how the audience is seated, in line with other theater-based experiences at Walt Disney World Resort. "
Showtimes will be listed in the My Disney Experience app.
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