Festival of the Lion King – Episode 199

Join Timon and Pumba as they celebrate Simba, the lion cub who would be king in the Broadway-style show from Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Featuring an amazing assortment of singers, colossal puppets, dazzling dancers, regal stilt walkers and thrilling acrobats, Festival of the Lion King is one of the most colorful shows at Walt Disney World

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19 comments on “Festival of the Lion King – Episode 199”

  1. Kathy Poche says:

    So excited for the 200th show! Love the Lion King show at Animal Kingdom, and hope we make it out to see it again soon. This question of the week is a trick one because I love all of your videos but I would have to say that my favorite is the 25 days of Christmas! Yes I know it’s not just one – but the whole series of videos really puts me in the Christmas mood!


  2. Heidi Lagache says:

    WOW! just amazing! I have only ever seen Pocahontas performed live and that was at Disneyland back in ’94 but I carry the memories with me almost 20 years later…Disney is the best thing out there for kids and grown-ups alike and it is amazing what they come out with! Here’s to my families forst Disneyworld vacation next spring!!!


  3. Tony says:

    I can not wait for the 200 show. Congratulations Rick and the entire team at Travel with Rick and Kingdom Magic vacations !!! Here is to another 200,000 shows !!

    See you all LIVE Sunday night !


  4. David Thacker says:

    “The best pools at Walt Disney World” episode 173 is my favorite, but I like all of the food videos too. I’m Not a big fan of Disney’s live shows, but my kids like Festival of The Lion King. My favorite shows are at Universal Studios. The Horror makeup show and Beetlejuice come to mind and even Animal actors. I still love Disney more over all. Congradulations on 200th episode!!


  5. Nick Yeager says:

    Hey Rick
    Okay hands down my favorite episode is the one when Lou Mongello tour and talks about the role the Magic Kingdom building play. Sadly I won’t be able to see the live streaming as I don’t know how it works and I have to work at Hersheypark on Sunday. But, I will see you on Friday April 12. By the way I love the Festival of the Lion King. It is the best show in Animal Kingdom.


  6. Mike says:

    The URL in the RSS feed is throwing a 404 error, so I can’t download it. 🙁


    Rick Reply:

    Thanks Mike, we will look into it ASAP!


  7. Guy Levacque says:

    Congrats on 200 with many more great ones to come. I have only been watching for a while but loved the one on the Disney Fantasy ship. Lots of great insight about the ship. We will be going on board at Christmas time.
    Thanks again for all your wonderful work from you and your staff.

    Cheers to many more;


  8. Jacob Buxton says:

    Thanks for the great episode.I,like all,love the Lion King and this show does not disappoint.The music,the colors,the acrobats and everything else just come together to make one heck of a magical show.
    I think my favorite episode would have to be the one where Rick and Andrew were in the restaurant and the servers started giving Andrew a hard time.It was pretty hilarious.The food and wine episodes are awesome too.
    Congrats on 200 episodes Rick.That really is a great accomplishment and something to celebrate.Take care guys.See ya next week. 🙂


  9. John Broadwater says:

    Great show the one I liked the best was the one you showed this week The Lion King. thanks for all the great shows. will try to catch you feed on Sunday so far no suck luck. A question for your guest: What is your most memorable time you every had in the parks? An why?
    thanks one an all.


  10. John, Lisa & Megan Przychodzien says:

    Another great show. We have always enjoyed the Lion King. We love your food and wine episodes. The one where you guys forced yourself to eat the food at the Singapore booth was really funny. Looking forward to the 200th show. Congratulations!
    John, Lisa & Megan


  11. stephen bumbaugh says:

    Rick : What a great show,thanks..There is only one way to get that good heart felling an that is to be there in the front row..Looking forward to number 200.


  12. Dennis Conroy says:

    Watching the Festival of the Lion King on this weeks TWR reminded me just how good this show is! Broadway quality and very high energy! A must do when visiting the Animal Kingdom! Looking forward to the Big 200th show this Sunday!

    My favorite episode was the California Screamin episode! You were able to give the viewers a first hand experience of what it’s like to ride the attraction! This is great for a chicken like myself who would never actually ride it! Other favorite episodes of mine are the Food & Wine and this years Flower & Garden shows! Love the food commentary and honest reviews! You can never go wrong with food shows! Keep them coming!!!

    Question for all the guests on the 200th show: Being locals living so close to WDW, how many days throughout the year do you spend either in a Park or on Disney property? Thanks Dennis!


  13. Bob Nordmark says:

    Hey Rick,

    Thanks for showing The Festival Of The Lion King. Watching it brought back memories of my first visit to Disney World in 2004. On my first day at WDW I went to the Animal Kingdom park. At the end of the day I saw Festival Of The Lion King. It was wonderful! The sights, sounds, colorful costumes, singing, dancing, and acrobatics–they overwhelmed me and tears came to my eyes. Having suffered an abusive childhood I think the little boy inside of me went into hiding. But on that day watching this wonderful performance the little boy came out of hiding and he,(I)got to enjoy the experience just like a child would. I think adults and children get to experience a lot of healing when they can go to a place like Disney World.

    My favorite episode: All of them. Having said that the one that comes to my mind is the day that you and Andrew spent on the island of Kauai. It is on my bucket list and I want to take the same day trip on the island of Kauai that you and Andrew took.

    See you on Sunday.



  14. Mary Callahan says:

    Another wonderful episode! Of all the times I’ve been to Disney, I’ve never seen The Festival of The Lion King! Now, I have, thanks to all of you. AND, I can watch it as many times as I want.!!!
    REALLY looking forwar to the 200th!!!!! Congratulations!


  15. Blake Schmidt says:

    Hi from Saskatchewan Rick

    My favorite episode was you riding the snow machine in Wyoming.



  16. Heather says:

    Hey Rick,

    Thanks for sharing the live show of the Lion King. I haven’t seen it since the fall of 1998. It is one of the things I remember the most. (That was the last time I have visited Walt Disney World) I would love to be able to go down there and visit all of the parks again.

    Congrats On your 200th show.

    This video isn’t loading into Itunes. At least for me. Still glad I was able to watch it.



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