Inside The Lion King FREE Exhibit in New York City

To celebrate 15 years of The Lion King on Broadway, Disney opened a new exhibit called “Inside The Lion King.”  The Inside The Lion King Exhibit is FREE to the public and runs until Sunday, December 16th.  Continue reading for a photos and Disney’s video tour with Newsies’ Andrew Keenan-Bolger.

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“Inside The Lion King” is open from 10am – 8pm at 1095 6th Avenue at 42nd Street.  Many of the costumes and masks from the Broadway show are currently on display.

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Rafiki from Inside The Lion King Exhibit

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Concept drawings and models of set pieces are also included in the exhibit.

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And of course every good exhibit must conclude with a gift shop.  Note: the Baby Simba puppet is not for sale.

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During this final weekend of Inside The Lion King exhibit, Disney artists will conduct theater workshops between 10:30am – 12:00pm and 3:00-4:30pm.  Saturday, December 15th focuses on movement and choreography, and Sunday, December 16 children can create an original mask with design artists.  Organizers estimate the experience will take 10 minutes for patrons to view.

Finally, on December 4, 2012, even New York City’s iconic Empire State Building changed its tower lights to all yellow to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway.

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Have you seen Disney’s The Lion King on stage during its 15 year run?  Our family saw the touring production when it came to Rochester, NY, and loved it.  Please share your thoughts in the comments below.  For more family entertainment news, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on twitter and “like” our facebook page too.

About George Gensler

George Gensler is a copyrights specialist during the week and a runner on the weekends. She lives in New York City now, but has lived in five countries on three continents. She grew up traveling the world, but her official residence was in Southern California and every visit home included a trip to Disneyland. She has also visited every Disney Park around the world and sailed on board two Disney cruises. She threw in a visit to the Disney Family museum in San Francisco for good measure, and has had the Premier Disney Park Pass since its inception.