Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable

Part of The Land pavilion, the Circle of Life is a wide screen movie starring Simba and other Lion King characters. The film attempts to explain the interconnected nature of ecosystems and the interconnection of those ecosystems across the whole planet.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Location: To the right of Future World, before The Living Seas pavilion.
  • Date Opened: 10/1/1982
  • # of Ride Units: One theater
  • Ride Capacity:
  • Restraint Method:
  • Ticket Rating: B Ticket
  • Ride Photo: No
  • Sponsor: Nestle
Time Commitment Information - Hide Section
  • Open/Close: Open and close with the park. The entire Wonders of Life pavilion is only open seasonally during peak attendance periods. Check with current schedules when visiting the park.
  • Wait Times: It is unusual to have to wait more than one show (about 15 minutes), waiting more than two shows (30 minutes) would be practically unheard of.
  • Length of Ride: 13 minutes
  • FastPass: No
  • Single Rider: No
  • Queue Description: Not particularly themed, just a queue before being instructed to enter the theater.
Access Information - Hide Section
  • Health Restriction: None
  • Ride Access: The queue is wheelchair and ECV accessible.
  • Wheelchair Transfer: It is not necessary to transfer from wheelchairs and ECVs, spaces are available.
  • Service Animals: Yes
  • Audio: Assistive listening devices and reflective captioning devices are available for this show from Guest Services. Video captioning is available in the pre-show area.
  • Weight and Size Issues: Should be none.
Parenting Information - Hide Section
  • Height Restriction: None
  • Child Swap: No
  • Other Issues:
History and Trivia - Hide Section
  • At this location: When it opened in 1995, The Circle of Life replaced another film, Symbiosis, that had run since the pavilion opened with the park on October 1, 1982. The film highlighted the balance between maintaining nature and techological advances and ran until January 1, 1995.
  • The Attraction's History: The Circle of Life remains unchanged since it opened in 1995.
  • Other Trivia:
    • Sponsors: Kraft Foods sponsored the Land pavilion from 1982 through 1992 and was quickly replaced by Nestle, the current sponsor.

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