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Where To See the Best Shows In Disney

When planning a trip to Walt Disney World, many Guests focus on the rides and even the characters they want to see. Even though these are magical experiences, there are also fantastic shows throughout the four Walt Disney World Parks.

We will share our top shows to see throughout the four Disney Parks so you can make sure to add them to your touring plans for your next Walt Disney World vacation.

Festival Of The Lion King
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Festival of the Lion King- Disney’s Animal Kingdom

This show brings unique colors, songs, and stories from the classic movie, The Lion King, to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Fantastic performers bring a beautiful story to the audience through their talents.

Classic songs such as “Hakuna Matata,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” and “Circle of Life” are all performed during the show. This Broadway-inspired show is filled with songs, puppetry, and performers who bring the beloved story of Lion King to Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

This is a top-rated show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It takes place throughout the day. Make sure you check the times guide and consider getting in line early to ensure you get a seat at this show.

Finding Nemo the Musical

Finding Nemo: The Big Blue and Beyond- Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Guests can dive into the underwater world featuring all the beloved characters from Pixar’s Finding Nemo and Finding Dory. Featuring two fantastic songs explicitly created for this show, both “In the Big Blue World” and “Go with the Flow” have become fan favorites.

Talented performers and a new animated backdrop work together to bring an underwater adventure for fans. Guests will love the breathtaking puppets that work to create an underwater world right in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Beauty and the Beast
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Beauty and the Beast: Live on Stage- Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Get ready to see a tale as old as time come to life right before you in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Join the lovely Belle and her Beast, as well as all their friends, during this live performance of Beauty and the Beast.

Be amazed at how the characters come to life on stage in front of you. Enjoy seeing how Belle and Beast learn to love each other, thus transforming him magically on stage into the prince we knew he could be. The costumes used to bring the story to life are truly unique.

This outdoor theater located down Sunset Boulevard can be a little warm during the middle of the day, so plan accordingly if you want to see it during your Hollywood Studios day.

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For the First Time in Forever- A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration- Disney’s Hollywood Studios

One of the best shows in all of Walt Disney World is at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This live-action show brings the story of Elsa and Anna to life with fun signing, beloved characters, and two fantastic storytellers.

The historicals tell the story of the lovely Arendelle sisters stealing the show. Together these two outstanding Cast Members work to tell the story of Elsa and Anna- although only sometimes as we remember it. The humor that these two historical bring to the show is something that all grown-ups will appreciate. Little ones will love singing all their favorite Frozen songs.

This show is a fantastic way to get out of the heat and crowds during your day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You will have a great time together no matter what age you are.


Fantasmic- Disney’s Hollywood Studios

We don’t think that all the nighttime shows can be on this list even if they are beautiful; however, Fantasmic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is one evening show that shouldn’t be missed during a trip.

It just reopened this winter, and with it brought brand-new storylines. Aladdin, Moana, and Frozen have all been added to this fantastic show. Not only does it feature amazing scenes from these movies, but it also has live performers, fireworks, projections, and so much more.

Don’t skip out on this experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Jammin Gardners
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For a unique and non-traditional show, check out the JAMMitors at EPCOT. This is an upbeat show that will have everyone clapping and stomping along to the music as this group brings the noise.

This group is unique because they use non-traditional items, such as garbage cans, to create their music throughout the day in EPCOT.

Grab a drink and beverage, and then enjoy the show.

Voices of Liberty
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Voices of Liberty- EPCOT

A genuinely moving show at  EPCOT is the Voices of Liberty. This is a different type of show, but one that you shouldn’t skip. Featuring some of the most talented singers in Walt Disney World, the Voices of Liberty join together to sing inspiring songs.

This short performance makes it easy to pop in and experience while visiting EPCOT. The performers are so talented, and the songs are so moving. It is truly a unique experience.

dapper dans
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Dapper Dans- Magic Kingdom

Finally, we wouldn’t miss the Dapper Dans in the Magic Kingdom. This barbershop quartet performs amazing Disneys songs and brings them to the streets of Magic Kingdom throughout the day.

Using chimes, tap dancing, and even humor, these highly talented performers create magic for all those in the area. Don’t miss out on experiencing their show as you visit Magic Kingdom.

Those of where you can find some of the best shows at Walt Disney World. Take time to visit them during your vacation as they bring joy and magic to everyone that sees them.



Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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