Harambe Nights celebration taking place at Disney's Animal Kingdom this summer
| Posted: May 2, 2014 | Updated: Oct 19, 2014 - 9:25:27 AM
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the classic animated film, The Lion King
, Disney's Animal Kingdom
will host Harambe Nights, a special nighttime event taking place on Saturdays this summer. Guests will first attend a Welcome Reception in Harambe Village with appetizers and African-inspired wine and beer. Afterwards, The Lion King - Concert in the Wild
will take place in the newly constructed Harambe Theatre. The show, much like The Festival of the Lion King
, will use dancers to tell the story of Simba's journey to the throne. A live orchestra and choir will provide the music and a lineup of celebrity narrators will host the show.
June 7 - Viola Davis
June 14 - TBA
June 21 - Montego Glover
June 28 - David Alan Grier
July 5 - Michael Beach
July 12 - Harry Lennix
July 19 - Joe Morton
July 26 - Alfre Woodard
August 2 - Patina Miller
August 9 - Brian Stokes Mitchell
The Harambe Nights Street Party follows the show, with more music, live entertainment and characters. Guests will feast on a buffet of African cuisine and gourmet desserts. Exclusive Lion King merchandise will be available for sale. The evening will end with a special finale.
The Harambe Nights event will be held every Saturday night from June 7-August 9, 2014. The Welcome Reception will start at 7:00pm and the show will begin at 7:30pm. Prices are $119 for adults and $79 for kids ages 3-9, not including tax. Premium floor seats are $134 for adults and $94 for kids ages 3-9, not including tax. Book this event at Disneyworld.com/HarambeNights
or by calling 407-939-1319. Theme park admission is included in the event price, unless guests want to experience the park before the event.