General Information

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

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

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

Height Restriction: None

Child Swap: No

Other Issues:

History and Trivia

  • 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 from its opening in 1995 until its closure in 2018.
  • Other Trivia:
    • Sponsors: Kraft Foods sponsored the Land pavilion from 1982 through 1992 and was then replaced by Nestle, the current sponsor.
  • January 17, 2020, Awesome Planet opened in the same theater, an all-new environmental film with some new in-theater effects.