2405.8 #62 (DL Qual #146

Aug 28, 2012 10:12 PM  WDW Talk Land
#NEWS - ***WDW ANNOUNCEMENT*** Attention everyone! "Festival of The Lion King" at Disney's Animal Kingdom, will begin a long hiatus starting on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013. The last day to see the show will be on Monday, December 31st, 2012! The show WILL be returning at some point (most likely sometime in late 2013), however, it will be relocated to the Africa section of DAK. The reason for this, is that Camp Minnie-Mickey will be closing on January 1st, 2013 as well, to begin work on Avatar Land.

Thanks for that Info! So indeed, the land for Beastly Kingdom will be turned into Avatar Land :) - otilegna  2665.0 #48 11:02PM
Unfortunately, yes. And you're welcome! - dlmickeymouseCM  2405.8 #62 12:00AM
I am so very disappointed in the whole Avatar thing. - PixieDust76  93.4 #76 12:46AM
BUMMER! So I guess this whole Avatar land thing is really happening? Not interested at all in that! - ncjal  288.4 #28 2:41AM
Ditto - DizneyGirl  935.1 #8 4:41AM
So no more lion king for the rest of the year and no more camp Minnie Mickey :( I don't really like this avatar land idea anymore :( - nodell111  166.4 #54 3:00AM
Lion King will still be showing until December 31st. - dlmickeymouseCM  2405.8 #62 6:41AM
I am not sure I am digging this one. We visited my brother the other day. He had the DVD playing, so we decided to watch it again (had seen it in theaters with the hubs). We ended up having to turn it off after a few minutes because of the cussing because the kids were in the room (4 of them all under 10). Now how in the world is that family friendly enough for Disney??? - mrsincredible  1189.3 #5 3:34AM
Thanks for the info! Wow! So thankful we are going to get to see the Lion King before they start all that next year. Also, I'm adding Camp Minnie- Mickey back to our list since it'll be gone! Not sure about the whole Avatar idea either!??? - BagGal  340.9 #25 4:22AM
I plan to take TONS of pictures of that area on Nov 30, now that I know it will be gone!! :( - mrsincredible  1189.3 #5 3:55PM
Thanks for the update. It's just not right. Things that go well they are always changing or renaming. I like MGM better than Hollywood Studios. - tomevans13  251.9 #35 4:30AM
So glad I will get to see it before it moves. One of my favorites - mmddgp  948.1 #7 6:09AM
Ehh:/ well, it BETTER be back by the time we go to Disney! It's my family's fav show at AK. And, hmmm...bye bye Camp Minnie-Mickey for Avatar land? Not sure I like that at all. Guess i'll see. Thank you for the update/info! - DesiBelle9  25.5 #149 6:12AM
Camp Minnie-Mickey is pointless. Lion King should have been in Africa from the start. - dlmickeymouseCM  2405.8 #62 6:44AM
In my opinion, Camp Minnie-Mickey is not pointless. I like and enjoy it. Yes I agree though that The festival of the lion king show should have been in Africa from the start. Just not too thrilled about Avatar Land. Doesn't seem at all "Disney" to me. I didn't like the movie at all either. Just my opinion. HOPEFULLY Disney will change my mind though....hopefully. - DesiBelle9  25.5 #149 7:20AM
Alright guys, check it out. I know not many people are too fond of the Avatar idea, but Disney has big plans for it. I can't say what's happening, but it could be alright. Worst case, they change it to Beastly Kingdom in a few years by simply retheming it. - dlmickeymouseCM  2405.8 #62 6:43AM
Boo!! Lol this stinks we missed the show last trip so it was a must this trip. But I guess Disney has others plans - Schramke  664.1 #12 6:47AM
Oh no!! I never saw the lion king festival :(( - Hbrunelli  118.6 #67 7:41AM
You'll be able to see it until December 31st, or once it returns after that. - dlmickeymouseCM  2405.8 #62 7:54AM
Oh no....not avatar-land...ughhh..i prefer camp minnie-mickey over that. Even if it turns out ok,it's still not really that family-friendly and "disney-ish" I dont care how good it turns out to be,i'm not going near there. I'll stick to dinosaur,it's tough to be a bug,and the safari ride.lol=) Thank u for the info tho!! Really appreciate it - mickeynme  177.5 #52 8:30AM

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