This is long overdue :o). My family and I had the pleasure of experiencing Harambe Nights (The Lion King: Concert in the Wild) at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, June 14, 2014. Our storyteller was Avery Brooks of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine fame and let me say that he was phenomenal! It wasn’t just his voice but the way he enunciated and gave life to the words.We arrived at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park about 3:30 PM, and were given rain ponchos because it was raining pretty heavy. We proceeded to the parking lot and made our way to the entrance, and once we were granted admission, we were able to snag a ride on Expedition Everest, Dinosaur and Kilimanjaro Safari while we waited. SCORE!
When the time arrived, we lined up to enter the Harambe Nights venue space and let me tell you that it was amazing. They had food stations set up everywhere and there were virtually no lines to access the yummy goodies they had waiting for us. My family and I ate and loved everything that we had on our plate during this appetizer phase of the evening.We entered the Harambe Theatre and had an awesome view, in my opinion. Once we were seated we were presented with more delectable treats to graze over during the show. The show itself was perfect and because both of my children (ages 6 &11 at the time), remained quiet and attentive, I knew it as a winner. The music was spectacular and to us it sounded like the perfect 4-D presentation that perfectly complimented the story of the Lion King.
As we left, we encountered a treat, the Tree of Life was lit up with blue lights and there were characters waving good bye. (My picture is a bit blurry, but you get the picture). It was the perfect end to a perfect night.