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The Walt Disney World Resort theme parks are known for their characters, parades, fireworks, and rides, but many guests overlook the incredible shows. From Broadway style shows to interactive experiences, there are some great Disney World shows that you won’t want to miss! There is truly something for every member of your family to enjoy!
Here are twelve Disney World shows that you should make time to watch during your next visit:
Festival of the Lion King at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Disney’s Festival of the Lion King is a true Broadway style stage show inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom that lasts about thirty minutes. You’ll get to hear some classic songs and even see a few characters from the original film, but also enjoy some new music and performances from this talented cast.
Beauty and the Beast- Live on Stage at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Beauty and the Beast truly comes to life at Disney’s Hollywood Studios during Beauty and the Beast- Live on Stage. You’ll get to enjoy an abbreviated version of the film during this twenty-five minute performance featuring all of your favorite characters from the film.
For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration is a “must see” for Frozen fans and anyone who has ever had a Frozen fan in their family. This re-telling of the movie is a fun sing along for kids (and those young at heart), but also has plenty of humor mixed in to keep everyone’s attention.
Finding Nemo- The Musical at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Finding Nemo- The Musical is another fabulous Broadway style show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This incredible and colorful forty minute performance features larger than life puppets of your favorite friends from “The Big Blue.”
Voyage of The Little Mermaid at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Voyage of The Little Mermaid is a twenty minute retelling of the film that will take you “Under the Sea” where Ariel wishes that she could be “Part of Your World.” From live performers to colorful puppets, this show is great for the whole family to enjoy together.
Mickey’s PhilharMagic at Magic Kingdom Park: Mickey’s PhilharMagic doesn’t feature any live actors, but is a fun 3-D show in Fantasyland. With scenes and music from many classic Disney films, this is a “must do” for my family at Magic Kingdom. Since this show is held inside, it is a great rainy day activity.
Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire at Magic Kingdom Park: Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire is a stage show at Cinderella Castle performed multiple times each day. With music, dancing, and more, this is a great show that features lots of our Disney friends.
Disney Junior Dance Party! At Disney’s Hollywood Studios: The new Disney Junior Dance Party! just premiered in December 2018 and is perfect for little ones! They can see some of their favorite Disney Junior friends and even get up and dance along with the show to burn some energy. There is no bench or stadium seating so all guests must sit on the floor with their children during this experience.
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor at Magic Kingdom Park: Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor allows you to go into the monster world and help Mike and some of your favorite monster friends collect your laughter to power their world. There’s even a chance for you to text some of your own jokes for Mike’s nephew, Marty, to read on stage so come prepared 🙂
Hall of Presidents at Magic Kingdom Park: Your family can learn about all 45 men who have held the office of President of the United States at the Hall of Presidents. You’ll have the chance to see and even hear from some incredible audio-animatronic figures. This can be a great educational experience, especially if your kids are missing school for your vacation.
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! Is an exciting, action packed show, full of tricks and special effects that you see in the movie. This show then takes you “behind the scenes” to see how many of these effects are created and safely performed in the movies.
UP! A Great Bird Adventure at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: UP! A Great Bird Adventure is still a relatively new show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Located in Asia, this twenty-five minute show will feature some of the world’s most exotic birds alongside your favorite Disney-Pixar friends from “Up.”
What are your favorite Disney World shows?