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The Lion King & Jungle Festival to Debut at Disneyland Paris on June 30th, 2019

Hi everyone!

Disneyland Paris offers seasonal entertainment year round now, especially with the all-new festival coming to the main park on June 30th, 2019. The Lion King & Jungle Festival will span the summer season for nearly three months, ending on September 22nd, 2019 – just before the popular Halloween season. One of my favorite aspects of visiting Disneyland Paris is choosing what season/s to visit. We hit almost all of them last year, and I look forward to enjoying this new season at some point. Read below for more information!

To quote the infamous Scar, “be prepared” to be thrilled by the rhythms of the African savannah and the Indian jungle with brand-new shows, encounters and immersive experiences! The time has come to reveal the content of this unprecedented season.

The Lion King: Rhythms of the Prideland”, an original Disneyland Paris creation

The story of The Lion King will be brought to life in Disneyland Paris, as famous songs spanning generations will be revisited to tell the legend of Simba, Nala, Rafiki, Mufasa, Scar, Timon and Pumbaa. Emotions will flow with new spectacular scenes of “Circle of Life”, “I Just Can’t Wait to be King”, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”, the forever iconic “Hakuna Matata” and many more. Singers, dancers, acrobats and drummers will give a new life to the Pride Lands with choreography and original costumes designed by Disneyland Paris. 

 “The Jungle Book Jive” with Baloo & Co. 

This new creation will celebrate The Jungle Book in the heart of Disneyland Paris. Imagine a trip through the Indian jungle filled with colours and discoveries. The “Jungle Book Jive” show will proceed from every side of the Park. Get ready to have fun with Baloo and King Louie, as well as Mickey Mouse and his Friends who will turn into explorers for the season. Accompanied by a variety of artists, they will invite you to dance to the rhythm of the jungle. Be prepared to be taken back to your childhood with songs such as “The Bare Necessities” and “I Wanna Be Like You”. You will be swinging!

Come join Timon’s “MataDance”

The immersive experience doesn’t stop there… Disneyland Paris is preparing more surprises to bring you back to the heart of these Disney classics. Timon and Pumbaa will be waiting for you at Adventureland to teach you their philosophy by dancing to Timon’s “MataDance”. 

A village dedicated to The Lion King and The Jungle Book

You will also be able to set off to discover the “Djembe Joy” village where you will live a new immersive and interactive experience dedicated to these two great Disney classics. The unforgettable Rafiki in The Lion King or the iconic King Louie in The Jungle Book will be waiting to offer you a memorable experience. And there will be many more surprises for you in the “Djembe Joy” village.

A shopping experience dedicated to The Lion King and The Jungle Festival

The Lion King and The Jungle Festival will also be the opportunity to discover new merchandise specially developed for Disneyland Paris. A range of products dedicated to “The Lion King: Rhythms of the Earth” show will be on offer along with fashion and lifestyle merchandise dedicated to The Lion King universe and Simba, its emblematic character.

The Lion King and The Jungle Festival will welcome you at Disneyland Paris from June 30th to September 22, 2019.