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Former Olympic Gymnast is Gold at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Show at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on August 10th, 2012 by Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Characters fly through the air – even bar-to-bar – during our Festival of the Lion King shows at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. And cast member Joey Hagerty is one of the performers who makes it look so easy. Joey is a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist and today he’s sharing how teamwork and gymnastic skills play key roles in putting on a successful Disney Parks show.

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Jessica on August 10th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

The combination of my two favorite things- Gymnastics and Disney! Always been a huge fan of Joey! Really hope I can make it to the Festival of the Lion King while Joey is preforming in it!


Dawn on August 10th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

The monkeys are my favorite part of the show! I love learning about the cast members behind the characters and the amazing talent they possess. Thank you for posting!


Deborah from PA on August 11th, 2012 at 8:18 am

Festival of the Lion King is one of our favorite things in all of WDW. We watched it three times on our last trip. I love those Tumble Monkeys!


Colleen from TX on August 11th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

10 years, twice a day, three hours each session. Holy cow! Talk about dedication. How great to continue doing what you love at Disney World!