Designed primarily for guests to meet Disney characters, this Land also has the park’s two live stage productions. Lines for the Camp Minnie-Mickey Greeting Trails – at the end of which the youngsters get to meet with the characters – can, predictably, become very long and sometimes become entwined with the lines for the stage shows.
A very popular show, and hands-down the finest liveaction show in the whole of Walt Disney World, the Festival of the Lion King encourages cheering and singing like no other. Exceptionally well-choreographed and costumed, this colorful spectacle is one of the most elaborate shows to be performed outside Broadway.
Particularly now that the theater is fully enclosed and air conditioned, it’s a mustnot- miss attraction that is best seen at the beginning or the end of the day, though be prepared for wait times that are exceptionally long.
Pocohontas and Her Forest Friends lacks the punch of the Festival of the Lion King but is a favorite with little girls. The music is pleasant enough but the general feel is somewhat sugary. The theater is small and lines frequently long.
A daily parade that winds through the park, Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade brings a menagerie of abstract animal images to life in the form of towering animated puppets in fun costumes.
Elaborate rickshaw taxis put selected guests in the middle of the parade, while party patrols of “animals” interact with guests and invite them to sing along with the music.