Festival of the Lion King

Why It's Our Favorite Ride

The Festival of the Lion King at Animal Kingdom is my absolute favorite ride in Disney. The live musical stage show features all of the beloved characters from Disney’s The Lion King and the performances are absolutely breathtaking. The energy and excitement of the performers is contagious and the music is so catchy that you’ll be singing along in no time. My tip is to try and catch the first show of the day to avoid long wait times and to fully immerse yourself in the experience. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable show!

What to Eat

After experiencing the Festival of the Lion King at Animal Kingdom, head over to Harambe Market for some delicious African-inspired cuisine. I recommend trying the Chicken Skewer with Dipping Sauces or the Beef and Lamb Gyro. Both options are flavorful and filling, perfect for refueling after the show. Plus, the vibrant atmosphere of Harambe Market will transport you to an authentic African village, adding to the overall experience of your day at Animal Kingdom.