JD McCrary and Shahadi Wright Joseph Enjoy Hakuna Matata Time at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: mkilwein

As you saw from the story this weekend, stars of Disney’s “The Lion King,” JD McCrary (Young Simba) and Shahadi Wright Joseph (Young Nala), stopped by Walt Disney World Resort to celebrate the upcoming opening of their new film on July 19 and original motion picture soundtrack available now.

While here, JD and Shahadi took a little Hakuna Matata time to enjoy Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

There’s no better place to celebrate the story of the cub who would be king as it roars back into your heart during a celebration of “The Lion King” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. So come get down at the new Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party, pose in front of limited time photo backdrops, experience “Festival of the Lion King” show, check out the new merchandise and more!

For every guest who rides the Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida during opening week of “The Lion King” film (July 19 – 25, 2019), Disney Conservation Fund will donate $2 (up to $350,000) to the Wildlife Conservation Network in support of the Lion Recovery Fund’s efforts to help double the number of lions across Africa by 2050. Theme park admission is required. Visit Disney.com/LionKingProtectThePride to learn more.

And have a wild time at home, too! Click here to download a free Activity Packet with information and activities featuring the animals from the film and actions individuals can take to help balance the circle of life.

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