Harambe Nights Debuts Tonight at Disney’s Animal Kingdom


As we previously reported, Harambe Nights, a new special event that celebrates the story of “The Lion King,” will officially debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom this evening!

Per Disney Parks Blog ~ Harambe Nights includes a 55-minute theatrical extravaganza called “The Lion King Concert in the Wild,” which features a celebrity narrator, a live orchestra and choir, and special effects that together present the story of Simba like never before. The event also includes a welcome reception and a post-show street party that will feature musicians and a buffet of culinary creations keep the party going through the evening.
The event takes place from 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. every Saturday, from June 7 – August 9. Celebrity narrators scheduled to appear include*:

June 7 – Viola Davis: “The Help,” “Doubt,” “How to Get Away with Murder” – SOLD OUT
June 14 – Avery Brooks: “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “American History X”
June 21 – Montego Glover: “The Following,” “Memphis”
June 28 – David Alan Grier: “Porgy & Bess,” “In Living Color”
July 5 – Michael Beach: “ER,” “Third Watch,” “Sons of Anarchy”
July 12 – Harry Lennix: “The Blacklist,” “The Five Heartbeats”
July 19 – Joe Morton: “Scandal,” “American Gangster,” “The Good Wife”
July 26 – Alfre Woodard: “Desperate Housewives,” “Miss Evers Boys”
August 2 – Brian Stokes Mitchell: “Ragtime,” “Trapper John, M.D.,” “Glee”
August 9 – Patina Miller: “Pippin,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”

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One thought on “Harambe Nights Debuts Tonight at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • June 8, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Last night was AWESOME!!!! The pre-show food was amazing, the show was unbelievably good (one small glitch, but that is expected in a live show) and the after party was even better!

    There were plenty of cast members to make sure your every need was taken care of (thanks to them – they deserve raises!). There were characters wandering around during the after-show party, great music (thanks to the band) and it was just overall a wonderful experience.

    I wish I could afford to go again this year!

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