Why Disney won’t show ‘The Lion King’ at Disney World Resort in 2019
Regal Cinemas and The Lion King will not be showing the classic animated Disney film at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park in 2019, a company spokesperson said Tuesday.
The decision comes in response to recent criticism that the park has not made a decision on whether to show the films.
The company said it was working with Disney and The Walt Disney Studios on a way to make sure the two films will be displayed at Disneyworld.
Regal’s COO, Steve Loomis, said the company has been working closely with Disney to make a decision for the park, which is in the process of opening in 2019.
Regals spokesperson Ryan Brantley confirmed that the company will not show the film at the park.
Loomins told Recode that the decision is made based on a number of factors, including the film’s release date, the location of the park and how much Disney would be willing to pay to show it.
Disney has not announced a date for when the film will be shown at the theme park, and there have been no updates on when it might be shown in other countries.
The film’s animated short, “The Lion Kingdom,” is available on the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ digital platform.
The Walt Dolan family, which owns Regal, owns the film rights to the film.
Disney also owns the rights to many of the popular movies, including “Frozen,” “The Avengers” and “Captain America.”
Regal CEO and Chairman of Disney Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Bob Iger said in a statement that Disney has always been a great partner and supporter of the Disney brand.
Regalia, which has about 30 million guests, will continue to offer the films at its five other parks in the U.S. and Canada.
The Lion Kingdom, which opened in 2009, has about 6 million guests and has been the Disney parks biggest draw in terms of attendance, according to data from Disney Parks.
The park is located in Orlando, Florida, the home of Disney.
Regala said it will continue providing “world class entertainment” at the parks theme parks in 2019 and 2020, including themed events, new merchandise and more.
“We are delighted that Regal is committed to serving our guests with this commitment,” Iger told Rec, referring to the company’s theme parks.