Rehearsals have begun for Disney’s Animal Kingdom “A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King” 1

Earlier this year Disney announced that live entertainment would be returning to Disney World this summer. The first show returning is ‘A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King’ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and it is opening in May.

Related: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park Guests can Connect with Nature for Earth Day

Rehearsals have begun for Disney’s Animal Kingdom “A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King” 2

Today Walt Disney World President Jeff Vahle shared pictures to Instagram showing that preparations for the show are underway. Cast Members can be seen training in the theater. They will need to learn how to operate the theater under COVID-19 restrictions.

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Related: Modified Festival of the Lion King returning this Summer to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Rehearsals have begun for Disney’s Animal Kingdom “A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King” 3

We don’t have an exact reopening date yet. However, Vahle says the show will open in mid-May.

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Rehearsals have begun for Disney’s Animal Kingdom “A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King” 4

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