Can You Afford the New Harambe Nights Event at Disney’s Animal Kingdom?

Disney World's Harambe Nights prices

Disney World has announced a brand new event for Animal Kingdom including entertainment, food, and fun after the park closes on certain summer nights. Giving you more after-hours park options, the event “Harambe Nights” will offer guests the chance to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Lion King.

What will you do?

The Reception: You will start your evening with a reception, moving inside the Harambe Theater.

The Show: Inside will be a performance of the show The Lion King: Concert in the Wild. This will feature a live orchestra and a celebrity narrator, which sounds similar to Epcot’s Candlelight Processional at Christmas.

The Street Party: Following the performance, guests will attend a “party in the Harambe streets,” include food, local bands, autographs, character appearances, and the opportunity to purchase event merchandise. Your evening will end with a “fond farewell.”

When is it?

Harambe Nights will be held Saturday evenings, June 7-August 9, 2014.

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Who are the celebrity narrators?

  • Viola Davis – June 7
  • TBD – June 14
  • Montego Glover – June 21
  • David Alan Grier – June 28
  • Michael Beach – July 5
  • Harry Lennix – July 12
  • Joe Morton – July 19
  • Alfre Woodard – July 26
  • Brian Stokes Mitchell – August 2
  • Patina Miller – August 9

How much will this cost?

A separate ticket is required to attend the Harambe Night events.

Regular Tickets: The cost before tax is $119 per adult, $79 for each child ages 3-9.

Premium Ticket: The price before tax is $134 for adults, $94 for children ages 3-9. Premium tickets provide access to special seating for the show.

The price includes the reception, the show, the street party, food, and beverages (including African beers and wine for those of age).

While rides or attractions be open during the event?

None. The Harambe Nights event is the main and only attraction.

Do I need reservations?

While not mandatory, reservations are recommended. You can use this link to make reservations on the Disney World website, or you can Disney direct at 407- 939-1319. Our Vacation Planner cal also make reservations for you.  Call Mike at 919-606-6725 or e-mail him at

So tell us, will you be purchasing a ticket for Harambe Nights this summer? Leave us a comment, and let us know what you think!

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