A new premium event will debut this summer at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The event is part dinner, part show and the full details are below:
- The event includes appetizers, beer and wine.
- There will be a new theatrical show in the new Harambe Theater (Festival of the Lion King Theater) called "The Lion King Concert in the Wild". It will feature a celebrity narrator and a live orchestra.
- Food and drink will be available after the show in the Harambe Theater
- There will be a Harambe Nights Street party.
- The event will run Saturday nights from June 7th through August 9th from 7 PM to 10:30 PM.
- Two categories of seating will be available. With Premium costing $134+ tax for adults, and $94 for ages 3-9. Regular seating will cost $119+tax for adults, and $79 for ages 3-9.
The celebrity narrators are:
- June 7 – Viola Davis: “The Help,” “Ender’s Game”
- June 14 – TBD
- June 21 – Montego Glover: “The Following,” “Memphis”
- June 28 – David Alan Grier: “Porgy & Bess,” “In Living Color”
- July 5 – Michael Beach: “ER,” “Third Watch,” “Sons of Anarchy”
- July 12 – Harry Lennix: “The Blacklist,” “The Five Heartbeats”
- July 19 – Joe Morton: “Scandal,” “American Gangster,” “The Good Wife”
- July 26 – Alfre Woodard: “Desperate Housewives,” “Miss Evers Boys”
- August 2 – Patina Miller: “Pippin,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”
- August 9 – Brian Stokes Mitchell: “Ragtime,” “Trapper John, M.D.,” “Glee”
June 7, 2014: The first Harambe Nights event took place.
May 2, 2014: More details of the Harambe Nights show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom have been announced today. At the Around Our World presentation today, as well as a subsequent press release and Disney Parks Blog article, Disney revealed that the event will include a celebrity narrator and a live orchestra for a special show in the new Harambe Theater called, “The Lion King Concert in the Wild”.
April 30, 2014: WDWMagic.com posted additional details on "Harambe Nights". The event will be a special event including appetizers, beer and wine. Additionally there will be a new theatrical show in the new Harambe Theater (Festival of the Lion King Theater). Following the show, more food and drink will be on offer at the Harambe Nights Street party. The event will run Saturday nights from June 7th through August 9th from 7 PM to 10:30 PM. Two categories of seating will be available. With Premium costing $134+ tax for adults, and $94 for ages 3-9. Regular seating will cost $119+tax for adults, and $79 for ages 3-9.
April 30, 2014: Annual Passholders received a notification about a special event coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom on Saturday nights during the summer. The event will be called, "Harambe Nights" and details on the event are limited. It is expected that food and entertainment will be involved. The text included with the invitation is as follows:
"Annual Passholders, mark your calendar for Saturday nights this summer where you can enjoy an all-new, never-before-seen, immersive experience.
Look for more details soon, because the grandest tales and tastes of Africa are going to come alive like never before."