Wow! WHAT. A. MONTH.
It seems that every month that passes has more and more BIG news. In this month alone, we saw major health and safety measures phase-out, a fan-favorite show came back, and we got information on what Halloween will look like at Disney World this year! So let’s dive into the BIGGEST updates from May in Disney World!
Good news for Festival of the Lion King fans!
This classic show reopened in Disney’s Animal Kingdom last month — and although there are some differences to the performances nowadays, we’re happy to see it back! Even though social distancing in the theater has been reduced, it remains a popular show, and you could have trouble snagging a seat. Luckily, that just got a bit easier!
Hello and welcome to ANOTHER week packed with news!
From updates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) on mask guidance for those who are fully vaccinated to BIG news on Disney World capacity and social distancing — it’s been quite the week. Today we’re breaking down some of the biggest Disney-related news stories you need to know!
It’s been a HUGE week for Disney World!
Although much of Disney World’s entertainment was suspended when the parks reopened, we’re starting to see some shows return to the parks. And one of the most popular shows at Disney World, a modified version of Festival of the Lion King at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, soft opened this past week!
LOTS of changes are coming to Disney World.
2021 is a big year for the parks! Not only is it Disney World’s 50th anniversary, but the property is continuing with its phased reopening since its closure in 2020. That means we’re seeing some things opening for the first time (like the brand-new Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in EPCOT!), but other things are reopening.
The day is FINALLY here!
Much of Disney’s live entertainment has been suspended since the parks reopened last March. But at the beginning of the year, we got some BIG news: Festival of the Lion King was returning to Disney’s Animal Kingdom! We followed closely as the show prepared to return in a modified format, and now the time has come. The “new” Festival of the Lion King debuts for its soft opening TODAY!
Clap your paws, stomp your hooves, and ruffle your feathers, because we now know when Festival of the Lion King will be returning to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park!
The show was incredibly popular before the parks closed in March of 2020, but like much of the live entertainment, it did not return when the parks reopened. We later heard that many of the show’s performers had been laid off. Then, earlier this year, Disney announced that Festival of the Lion King would be coming back, and now we know exactly what day that will be!
Just when you think Disney World can’t get any busier…it does!
We started the year with a FULL year’s worth of announcements in January alone, but there was still LOTS of Disney news in February and March. April was certainly no exception, with the long-awaited reopening of the PeopleMover, and many transformations happening around the parks! Without further ado, let’s take a look at 14 new things that happened in Disney World in April!