After over 22 years at Epcot, Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable at The Land pavilion will have its final showing on February 3rd, 2018.
The Bad News: Another Disney World attraction is set to close on February 3rd.
The Good News: The attraction is most likely one you will never visit unless you are really trying to kill some time.
Harsh, yes, but really the Circle of Life show in Epcot’s Land Pavilion is one of those attractions that are just there. It is a pretty dull educational movie that never has a line and attracts next to no interest. What is it? Circle of Life is a mixed animation/live action educational film about the environment. It debut in 1995 and features Simba, Timon and Pumba from The Lion King. It is found in the Land Pavilion on the opposite side of the dining area from Soarin. For all you WDW old-timers, this is the attraction that replaced Symbiosis.
Disney Performing Arts will take over the space shortly after the closure for student workshops and performances beginning February 9th, 2018.
Disney Performing Arts currently holds these workshops and performances in a trailer located between the Germany and Italy pavilions in World Showcase. With the closure of the trailer, it seems likely that this move is happening to clear land for a new addition, possibly the long rumored Brazil pavilion.