First edition of Lion King and Jungle Festival opens at Disneyland Paris

From June 30th until September 22nd, guests have the opportunity to experience a completely new festival at Disneyland Paris: The Lion King and Jungle Festival. Several celebrities attended the opening weekend to start the festival.

Heidi Klum met Minnie in her explorer’s costume. Klum also enjoyed playing “Hakuna Matata” on the tam-tam with musicians now appearing in Djembe Joy Village.

The voice of Mufasa in the French version of The Lion King, Jean Reno, was delighted to see Simba’s story brought to live on stage 25 years after the movie release.

Serena Williams met Timon and Rafiki for some photos. Antoine Griezmann had the opportunity to meet his childhood heroes Baloo and King Louie.

Photo: Disneyland Paris.

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Happy 64th Anniversary Disneyland! We can't wait to visit again in August.


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Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase!⠀ Hakuna Matata! Ain't no passing craze!


Exciting news! The Lion King and Jungle Festival is returning in 2020. Amazing for @disneylandparis


Time to have some Hakuna Matata fun with Timon.


It's been a year since Mickey invited us to visit the Magic in Amsterdam.We aren't able to visit this year, but boy it was a wonderful memory. For those visiting The Netherlands today, welcome!


It truly makes me amazed to see this up close. Disney Cruise Line is so magical and seeing this is just the start.


So good to be back at the original! Thanks Walt!

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