At the first ever D23 Expo to be held in Japan, Disney announced and shared a few details about the upcoming Avatar area of Animal Kingdom. This area will be opened in 2017 in the former area of Camp Minnie Mickey. During the announcement not only did they share information about the Avatar area, but they also announced a new nighttime show to be added in the waters around the Tree of Life and also nighttime Safari rides on Kilimanjaro Safari. Take a look at what the team had to say……
Did You Know Today’s TIGGERIFIC TUESDAY TRIVIA on the Festival of the Lion King?
The Festival of the Lion King opened with the park on day 1 which makes it the longest running show at the parks. For years it was an open air theater with no AC. That’s right, no AC, it wasn’t enclosed until 2003. The initial plan was for the show along with Camp Minnie Mickey to be temporary attractions until they understood the crowds that Animal Kingdom would attract and had the budget to finish off Beastly Kingdom.
The Animal Kingdom encourages recycling and this show is a great example. The floats and puppets used in the show come from a parade at Disneyland. As The Festival of the Lion King finds a new home, we await more information on the Avatar area that will take its place. We hope to hear more in the upcoming D23 Expo.
And here is a trivia question: How many people perform in this show on a daily basis?
Today our friends at Disney Parks Blog announced that the Festival of the Lion King at Disney’s Animal Kingdom would be moving to a new location. Not mentioned in the announcement but we can take from this that Avatar Land continues to move forward. The new home for Festival of the Lion King will be behind Tusker House Restaurant, below are a few shots we took over the weekend of this construction area. Leave us a comment and let us know how excited you are about Avatar Land…..