Laugh and learn as Simba teaches Timon and Pumbaa an important lesson about the environment.
When the talkative twosome start cutting down trees to build Hakuna Matata Lakeside Village, Simba steps in to remind them that nature, while majestic, is also very fragile: Hakuna matata may be a good philosophy for everyday situations, but choosing not to worry about our planet could spell disaster!
Circle of Life features a magical mix of animation and live action. Presented in stunning 70mm footage shot in over 30 countries, this panoramic film provides a wonderful opportunity to introduce youngsters to the concept of eco kindness.
On January 4, 2018, it was announced that the attraction would be permanently closing on February 3, 2018.
The film opens with a montage of animals and Mufasa's voice, some clips left over from the previous attraction, Symbiosis, playing Circle of Lifebefore the film enters the Pride Lands where Timon and Pumbaa are constructing the Hakuna Matata Lakeside Village Resort by damming a stream to create a small lake. Simba arrives on the scene to tell them that their dam is drying the water hole down stream and tells a tale of humanity's impact on the environment. Timon and Pumbaa are initially excited by man's developments until seeing the consequences of progress such as mass pollution and natural destruction, which will lead to all life on the planet becoming extinct. Simba tells them though that humans are learning to give back to the environment through recycling, alternative energy sources and conservation programs. With Simba concluding his story, Timon and Pumbaa bring down the dam and restore the watering hole.