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    The Circle of Life

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This attraction's final day of operation was February 3, 2018.
The information below is provided for historical reference.

Description And Comments

This playful yet educational film, starring Pumbaa, Simba, and Timon, from Disney's animated feature The Lion King, spotlights the environmental interdependency of all creatures, demonstrating how easily the ecological balance can be upset. The message is sobering, but one that enlightens. A reader e-mailed us this comment:

The Circle of Life is somewhat hypocritical. Simba berates Timon and Pumbaa because they don't understand the ecological impact of putting up a resort. Hello-am I missing something, or didn't Disney do just that?

Touring Tips

Every visitor should see this film.

The Circle of Life Wait Times

This chart shows you roughly how long you'll wait for The Circle of Life when you visit on a day with a given EPCOT Crowd Level. The blue bars represent the average "peak" wait time (that is, how long the line will be at its busiest). The bottom and top black lines represent the range of peak wait times to expect (for you fellow nerds out there: it's the 5th percentile and 95th percentile of peak wait times). Please note that these are estimates, and for a better forecast for your travel dates, see The Circle of Life Wait Times.

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