Is there anyone out there who doesn’t love The Lion King? Has to be something wrong with you if you don’t. Disneyland Paris is bringing The Lion King and The Jungle Book to life this summer with a festival opening on June 30.
There are new shows, exclusive products and dining options inspired by Simba and Nala’s adventures in the African savannah and Baloo’s adventures in King Louie’s Indian jungle, right through until September 22.
The two new shows are titled The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands and The Jungle Book Jive.
The famous music from The Lion King will be performed with a new twist, telling the legend of Simba, Nala, Rafiki, Mufasa, Scar, Timon and Pumbaa. Singers, dancers, acrobats and drummers will add a new dimension to the Pride Lands with original routines and costumes.
Songs include The Circle of Life, I Just Can’t Wait To Be King, Be Prepared, Hakuna Matata, Shadowland, Can You Feel the Love Tonight, He Lives in You, Endless Night and Busa/King of Pride Rock.
The Jungle Book Jive with Baloo and friends will be against the backdrop of the Sleeping Beauty Castle. You’ll have a bundle of fun with Baloo and King Louie, and, of course, Mickey and Friends will be the explorers for the season. They will be accompanied by artists from India, inviting guests of all ages to swing along to the sound of favourite songs such as The Bare Necessities and I Wanna Be Like You and a moving new version of Trust in Me from Kaa the Snake.
The new Djembe Joy Village in Frontierland offers an interactive experience devoted to the Disney classics. Inspired by Africa, the traditional village will be open every day until 2pm, with the promise of unforgettable musical encounters.
The Lion King and Jungle Festival will also take over the food and drink at Disneyland Paris with fruit-flavoured Simba ice creams and lion’s paw biscuits at the Hakuna Matata restaurant.
There’s a special new Pride Lands experience available from June 30-September 20. The Lion King Signature Experience, costing £87.06 per person, includes:
Special seat location for the show The Lion King: Rhythms of the Pride Lands
An interactive session with musicians playing traditional djembes
Private meet and greet with Minnie Mouse in her new explorer’s outfit
Lunch at the Hakuna Matata restaurant in the presence of Rafiki & Mickey wearing outfits specially created for the occasion
A collector’s edition souvenir Lion King mug with one drink per person
€15 gift card per person to spend in Disney Parks stores and restaurants
Surprise message from Simba
To celebrate the festival, Disneyland Paris is producing a special documentary following the creative process of the shows, from recording the music to artist rehearsals, set and costume design, merchandising, food and beverage and lots more – and finally the opening day of the season. The first glimpse is available in a trailer featuring exclusive images: https://youtu.be/KfkqEmXyin8
Find out more at www.disneylandparis.co.uk
GO: Prices for a two night/ three-day package start from £1,703 based on two adults and two children sharing a standard room at Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne, for up to four persons with one double bed and one stow away bed. Price includes two night’s accommodation, three-day park hopper tickets with unlimited access to Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park and return travel with Eurostar in-direct service (via Lille) to Disneyland Paris from London St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet or Ashford International in standard class. See www.disneylandparis.co.uk