Happy 21st Anniversary to “The Lion King”!
You loved the film, now see the real-life animal inspirations behind “The Lion King” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
You can check out our lions on the Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Visit our meerkats on the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail and warthogs on the Kilimanjaro Safaris both at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
See if you can spot the mandrills on the savanna on the Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Try to catch a peek at these majestic birds during the opening sequence of the film and at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
Next time you watch “The Lion King,” look out for all these animals in the “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” song sequence. You can see them here on the Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Today in 1994, “The Lion King” was released in theaters. This coming-of-age story of Simba, the future king of the Pridelands, is still a hugely popular film with Disney fans both young and old. I don’t know about you, but I’m still trying to get over Mufasa’s death 21 years later.
The memorable music from “The Lion King” is highlighted in the Disney’s Animal Kingdom show Festival of the Lion King preformed daily at Harambe Theater. This energizing show features classic characters from the movie with live action performers – most notably the tumble monkeys.
Simba can also be spotted in Mickey’s Soundsational Parade atop a drum while Zazu flies near by at Disneyland park in California.
“The Lion King” won two Academy Awards for best song, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and best score. The musical version is still on Broadway in New York City where it will celebrate it’s 18th year this November.
Vacationing at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, can be an emotional experience – just ask the voices inside your head from the Disney•Pixar film, “Inside Out.” In celebration of the newly released movie, our friends at Pixar and Walt Disney Studios show us what activities bring the most joy to your ‘ohana at Aulani. I’m pretty sure the only time you’ll feel any sadness is when your visit to Aulani is about to come to an end …
Like many of you, I am full of emotion for the release of Disney•Pixar’s new film “Inside Out,” now in theaters in 3D. The film ventures inside the mind of Riley and introduces us to the Emotions that guide her – Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger. Based in Headquarters, the five Emotions are hard at work. They help guide Riley through her daily life, including any challenges that come her way.
Step in the lobby of Disney’s Grand Californian Resort & Spa and the sweet smell of vanilla will lead you directly to the new Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration centerpiece – this elegant cake, standing more than 3 feet tall, is a delightful rendition of Sleeping Beauty Castle that took a team of 10 talented bakers, artists and engineers more than 140 hours to create. (This is the same team that brings you the Haunted Mansion Holiday gingerbread extravaganza.)
Today in Disney History, Pocahontas made her debut.
As we mark the 20th anniversary of Disney’s “Pocahontas” today, fans of the Powhatan princess now have a lovely new spot to meet her, just around the riverbend.
Walt Disney Pictures “Pocahontas” celebrates its 20th anniversary this June. Pocahontas and her friends have had a presence in Disney Parks throughout the years.
Celebrating a birthday at Walt Disney World Resort is an unforgettable experience, and there are so many great options on how to personalize for the guest(s) of honor. So much so, that it can be tough to decide what’s the best fit for your group!
Are you counting down to D23 EXPO 2015? I am. There is so much to share with you before the event kicks off August 14 at the Anaheim Convention Center, let’s get started!