Pandemic measures forced Disney to simplify what was once one of the most lavish, colorful, and intense spectacles it had. Audiences sit indoors on benches (front rows are good for engaging with performers), to watch what is now essentially a song concert with singers and dancers. Four huge floats enter the room, topped with soft-looking giant puppets of Timon, Pumbaa, and African wildlife and attended by singers, stilt-walkers, and dancers, all to the tunes of the movie. It’s buoyant and cheerful, but not quite the prop-rich flag-waver it was before. Strategy: Shows are scheduled, and they can fill up, so arrive 30 minutes early. Unfortunately, the seating is bleacher-style and lacks backs. Showtimes are listed on the attraction's app page; they tend to be on the hour in the middle of the day. In peak season, the last shows are around dusk.
This show is sometimes promoted as "A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King."