Tumble monkeys and aerial acts returning to Disney’s ‘Festival of the Lion King’

Additions return July 16

Festival of the Lion King, Tumble monkeys (Disney)

BAY LAKE, Fla. – The tumble monkeys, aerial acts and much more are returning to Animal Kingdom’s “Festival of the Lion King” show, Disney announced.

On Tuesday, the company said the acrobatic monkeys and aerial bird performers would be coming back on July 16.

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The show returned to the theme park back in May in a modified format. Adjustments to the show were made onstage and backstage, including updates to choreography and temporarily pausing some show elements to allow for appropriate physical distancing.

Festival of the Lion King, Tumble monkeys (Disney)

The tumble monkeys act was taken completely out of the show, acrobatic bird performers stayed grounded and guest interactions were not happening.

To prepare for the show’s full return, Disney said on its website that the show at the Harambe Theatre will be unavailable July 5 -15.

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Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.