On select nights during the summer of 2014, Disney's Animal Kingdom will have a special event called Harambe Nights. This is a separately ticketed event similar to the Halloween and Christmas parties at the Magic Kingdom.
Harambe Nights begin with a Welcome Reception in Harambe Village at 7 p.m. The reception includes African-inspired appetizers, beer, and wine.
The 'mane' event for Harambe Nights is a 7:30 p.m. show in the new Harambe Theater. The show is "The Lion King - Concert in the Wild." This new theater show includes a live orchestra and choir, dancers, digitally projected movie moments, and a guest narrator. The line up for guest narrators is below.
- June 7 – Viola Davis
- June 14 – TBD
- June 21 – Montego Glover
- June 28 – David Alan Grier
- July 5 – Michael Beach
- July 12 – Harry Lennix
- July 19 – Joe Morton
- July 26 – Alfre Woodard
- August 2 – Brian Stokes Mitchell
- August 9 – Patina Miller
Following the show there is the Harambe Nights Street Party. This event includes music, characters, and live performers. There is also an all-inclusive buffet with African cuisine and desserts. The event ends with a special finale.
Tickets cost $119 for adults and $79 for ages 3 to 9. There are also premium floor seating tickets that cost $134 for adults and $94 for ages 3 to 9. Prices do not include tax. Tickets can be purchased online here or by calling 407-939-1319.