In a continuing trend of closing its least popular attractions, Disney has added one more to the list. After a 22 year run, Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable, will be closed. Effective Sunday, February 3rd, the film attraction, located on the 2nd floor of The Land pavilion, will close permanently.
The attraction opened on January 21, 1995, about six months after The Lion King debuted. The 20-minute film is centered around environmental issues as Timon, who wants to build a lakeside resort, realizes how the resort would have a negative impact on the environment.
The space won’t go unfilled for long. The Disney Performing Arts (DPA), a youth arts program sponsored by the National Association for Music Education, will be moving into the space. The DPA is currently using a portable classroom located backstage in an empty pavilion pad between Germany and Italy. Thus starts the rumor mill of the Brazilian pavilion coming to Epcot, using the space the DPA is currently using.
Will you miss Circle of Life or are you looking forward to the potential of a new pavilion in World Showcase? Share your thoughts in the comments!