“Festival of the Lion King” is returning to Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, Walt Disney World announced Thursday.
The production’s comeback is “expected this summer” at the park’s Harambe Theatre, according to a post on the official Disney Parks Blog.
The show, featuring singers, dancers, acrobats, stilt walkers, animated floats, colorful costumes, characters and music from “The Lion King” film, has been not been produced since the resort went into coronavirus lockdown in mid-March. When the parks reopened in mid-July, the show did not return.
It will be a modified production, Disney says, to reflect the health and safety needs associated with the pandemic. There will be adjustments on stage, backstage and in how the audience is seated. The choreography will be updated to allow for physical distancing, Disney says.