Lion King Stage play art

“Tale of the Lion King” To Debut at Disneyland Resort

Beginning May 28, 2022, Disneyland Park will welcome “Tale of the Lion King” to its new home at the Fantasyland Theatre where this original, story-theatre adaptation of Disney’s “The Lion King” will be staged in an all-new presentation (as depicted in this artist rendering).

At the heart of the production is a traveling troupe known as The Storytellers of the Pride Lands who weave the tale of how a cub becomes a king through dialogue, song, dance and percussion. From the scenic and costume designs to the new original musical arrangements and choreography, every aspect of “Tale of the Lion King” honors and is inspired by the cultural roots of this timeless story.

The Fantasyland Theatre has been closed since Disneyland’s COVID closure except for one-off events like the premiere of “The Jungle Cruise.”

Before COVID the theater was home to ‘Mickey and the Magical Map’ show which ran from 2012 to 2020.

Also on May 28, Troubadour Tavern will return with new menu items inspired by the show.