Is Festival of the Lion King closing?

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Have I seen the last of this show?

As shows go at Walt Disney World, Festival of the Lion King is one of the best.  It’s a toss-up for me between Finding Nemo: The Musical and Festival of the Lion King at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, but Lion King certainly is a good show in my opinion.

As a result, I was, quite frankly, shocked when I saw the article over at Stitch Kingdom that talked about how the Festival of the Lion King is likely closing in February.  At this point I haven’t seen an official post from Disney, so I’m not taking this to the bank, but it did get me thinking a little bit.

If Lion King is closing, is it a refurbishment closing, or a full time closure?  If it is full time closing, why are they doing that?  Is this a casualty of the Avatarland news from a while ago?  Also, I thought Avatar was being cancelled, postponed, delayed, something along those lines, so is that true?

Lastly, how do you feel about this?  Is the Festival of the Lion King a must see show for you, or are you ready for something else?  If so, what do you think would fit in over there?  Let me know in the comments or on our Facebook Page!  Lastly, since I may not see the show again, I thought I would share with you some of the best of my photos from the Festival of the Lion King.  Enjoy!