This year the Lion King animated film celebrates its 25th anniversary. Debuting in 1994, the film became an almost instant classic and has inspired an upcoming live-action remake for later this year. Walt Disney World is marking the film’s anniversary with many new offerings throughout Animal Kingdom. One of these special new features is the addition of a fun new photo opportunity.
This lively photo stop features close pals and movie favorites Simba, Pumbaa, and Timon. The three friends are featured dancing across a log bridge over a waterfall. This scene is taken straight from the Hakuna Matata musical number and is an amusing new way to capture memories from your trip. The new picture spot can be found across from Tiffins restaurant.
The new picture area isn’t the only way to celebrate the Disney classic. A new Lion King sequence has just been added to the Tree of Life Awakenings happening nightly in the park. To satisfy your sweet tooth, make sure you grab the returning Simba cupcake at Creature Comforts. When you’re ready to work off some of those delicious calories, head on over to the Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party on Discovery Island and cut a rug with characters Timon and Rafiki.
The Lion King photo opportunity, Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party and special Tree of Life Awakenings are available to all guests with park admission. It’s a great time for fans of the Lion King to visit Animal Kingdom and enjoy all of the exciting ways the park is wishing Simba and his crew a happy birthday!
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