From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Thomas Smith
As regular readers know, we’re celebrating “The Lion King” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom with current offerings such as Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party, photo opportunities featuring dimensional backgrounds and “Rivers of Light: We Are One,” the reimagined show introducing additional, stunning imagery and familiar animal characters from Disneynature films, along with a colorful tapestry of classic moments from Disney animation.
And today, we have a first look at new merchandise and a unique experience starting on July 19 inspired by the animated classic that we all love!
A new Dooney & Bourke collection will be available at Mombasa Marketplace and Discovery Trading Company. The collection includes a satchel, crossbody and tote with a pattern featuring beloved characters such as Simba, Nala, Timon and Pumbaa. These handbags will be available to guests on July 19 while supplies last.
In addition to merchandise, starting on July 19, all guests will be able to experience a new scavenger hunt in Africa themed to “The Lion King.” Some of your favorite characters are hidden around Harambe Village. Each time you spot one, add the corresponding sticker to your map. The map will be available at Outpost, Discovery Trading Company, Island Mercantile, and Mombasa Marketplace. Whether you choose to hunt for all the carvings or not, return your map to Mombasa Marketplace in Harambe or The Outpost Shop in the Oasis by September 28, 2019 or while supplies last for a savanna surprise.
*Maps and stickers available while supplies last. Limit one surprise per map. Separate admission to Disney’s Animal Kingdom is required and the experience is subject to change without notice.*
From plush to headbands, you can find an array of roar-tastic items right now!
Guests can visit locations such as Mombasa Marketplace, Island Mercantile and Discovery Trading Company to purchase new “The Lion King” merchandise inspired by the animated classic. Also, be on the look-out for a whole pride of eats and treats to celebrate some of your favorite characters and moments with our “The Lion King”-inspired foodie guide.
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