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The Lion King Protect the Pride Campaign Comes to Walt Disney World

The Lion King is set to release in theaters in July and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will play a part to support the conservation of lions and other wildlife across Africa.  The animated version of The Lion King was released 25 years ago and since then Africa has lost half of its lions, with only about 20,000 remaining. Disney previously announced their commitment to help address this issue that is facing lions and the other African wildlife by supporting the Wildlife Conservation Network’s Lion Recovery Fund (LRF).  Disney has also already donated more than $1.5 million to LRF as part of the Protect the Pride Campaign.  Disney will also make additional grants and invite fans to help double the donation to make a total contribution of up to $3 million.  The goal for these funds to help double the number of lions in the wild by 2050.

Check out this video about the effort:

Guests can help protect the pride by visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida during the opening week of The Lion King (July 19th through 25th, 2019) and ride Kilimanjaro Safaris.  For every guest who rides the attraction, Disney Conservation Fund will donate $2 for an amount up to $350,000 to the Wildlife Conservation Network to support the Lion Recovery Fund.

There will also be special products available for purchase to support the Protect the Pride campaign.

Who would love to ride Kilimanjaro Safaris and support this amazing effort?

Photo and Source Credit:  Disney Parks Blog

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About Christy Caby

I am a long time Disney addict! This love began as a child and stayed with me in my teen years. I completed the Disney College Program, was engaged and honeymooned at Disney, visited WDW while pregnant with each of our two boys, and have brought our boys since they were babies (they are now 5 and 2). We have over 10 Disney World vacations under our belt. Our recent adventure was a big move from St. Louis, MO to Florida! We knew that we needed more Disney magic that just a couple times of year, and we worked hard to make it happen! Now we hit the parks almost every weekend! We are working to dine at every location, experience every attraction and look for every hidden Mickey! We want to be able to say that we have one it all! We are branching into the Cruise Line and are planning a trip to Disneyland in California next year. To say that we are Disney addicts may be an understatement. When I am not at WDW with my family, I am reading Disney blogs and news, crafting (usually Disney décor for our home), planning Disney vacations for others or working on my dissertation for my doctoral program. I am a Project Manager by profession, so I have mastered fitting everything into a tight schedule! We feel we lead an exciting life where we get to spend a lot of time together doing what we love! I love being able to this love and Disney magic with everyone else so that others can make the most of whatever time they get to have at the most magical place on earth!