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‘The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic’ Debuts May 28 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Shawn Slater

by , Senior Communications Manager, Disney Live Entertainment

We recently announced that the all-new, limited-engagement show, “The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic,” will make its debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Saturday, May 28. Today, I’m pleased to share with you more details about what’s shaping up to be a phenomenal live entertainment experience!

In “The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic,” the excitement and fun of Disney’s hit live-action adventure “The Jungle Book” roars to life with live music and performance, dazzling special effects and production numbers inspired by Indian cultural traditions. As night falls, we’ll gather on the shores of the Discovery River for a vibrant Indian celebration, as dozens of colorful performers take to the water and surround the audience in song and visual artistry.

In addition, massive curtains of water glow to life above the river’s surface, illuminated with imagery from the blockbuster film as Bagheera and other favorite characters from “The Jungle Book” take us on a journey through the jungle, following Mowgli’s exciting, perilous and sometimes hilarious wild encounters.

“We’re so thrilled at how much ‘The Jungle Book’ film has been embraced by audiences around the world,” said Michael Jung, Creative Director, Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment. “And we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate ‘The Jungle Book’ with this new live show. It’s going to be a perfect fit for Disney’s Animal Kingdom.”

“The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic” features rousing, Indian-inspired arrangements of the movie’s popular songs “Trust in Me,” “The Bare Necessities” and “I Wan’na Be Like You,” all building to an uplifting, boisterous finale.

Keep reading Disney Parks Blog, as we bring you even more about “The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic” leading up to its opening this weekend!


  • I am trying to book the dining package for October 7th. Does anyone know if the show is not necessarily scheduled to run that late? Disney reservations has not been able to answer any questions. They are not even aware if the show/dining package is completely book or just not open (yet) for that date.


  • Does the show still go on if it is raining?

    • Kristen – The show is presented outdoors, so it would be impacted by inclement weather.

  • I made one reservation for dining at Tiffins, does it came with one reservation for the show? Its possible to see from the restaurante?

  • Do you know approximately how long the show is going to be? 20 minutes? 30 minutes?

    • Melissa – “The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic” will run approximately 25 minutes.

  • Will this be happening in September

  • They were giving out fast passes for this show on May 21. Our fast passes are for 8:25 pm on May 30. I hope it doesn’t rain as rain has been forecasted for all next week. Will the show be cancelled if it rains?

  • Is the dining option working for the Tiffins dinner package yet? I keep getting an error message to try back later.

  • Is this show and extended AK hours only available through Labor Day?

    • Charles – “The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic” will have a limited run, but an end date has not yet been determined.

  • Sincere thanks Shawn, appreciate your prompt reply.

  • I can’t wait to see this new show during my June trip! Approximately what time will this show begin? and are there “best viewing” spots, or will it be like Illuminations where you can see it from all over World Showcase?

    • Mary Ellen – Initial show times have been set at 9:00 pm and 10:30 pm, but are subject to change. You’ll be able to watch the show from seats in the Discovery River amphitheater, located between Expedition Everest and Dinoland USA, where every seat will offer you a great view.

  • Hi! Can I ask about dining plan please. Booking page says definitely accepting DP for JB package, confirmation email says definitely not! Is the truth somewhere in between? Thanks

    • Steven – I checked with my friends at Food & Beverage and the Disney Parks & Resorts Digital team. They said they are currently working on this issue, but have confirmed that the Dining Plan is accepted for “The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic” dining packages. Tusker House Restaurant is one (1) table service credit, Tiffins is two (2).

  • Dining packages are usually for the first show only. Which is what I’ve seen for this show as well.

  • There is a problem with the dining package for the Jungle Book show. Noone has been able to make a late dining reservation at Tiffins or Tusker House and secure the 2nd showing at 10:30.

    I can make a straight dining reservation for 8:00pm but not a package deal.

    Can you tell me when this will be fixed so I don’t have to keep checking MDE to see if the problem has been rectified?

    • Michele – According to my friends on the Food & Beverage team, dining packages are only available for the 9 pm show at this time.

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