‘The Lion King’ Scavenger Hunt Review at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s CGI remake of The Lion King is now in theaters and Disney’s Animal Kingdom is ready to celebrate! From banners to food to merchandise, it’s a summer full of The Lion King at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

One new offering that debuted today is The Lion King scavenger hunt. For $6.99, guests can get a map and stickers to hunt for characters from The Lion King around the Africa section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Like Disney scavenger hunts of the past, this one involves putting stickers on different areas of a map to prove that you’ve found the characters to claim your prize at the end. Before we get too much further, here’s a look at the (unsolved) map.

And here’s the reverse, where you can learn a little bit more about the real animals that each character was based off of.

Before we get to the photos of the characters, we wanted to offer our thoughts of the scavenger hunt for those not looking to be “spoiled” ahead of time. Overall, the scavenger hunt is one of the more difficult ones that we’ve done at Disney. This is certainly more than just a stroll around World Showcase, fining Remy perched atop different food kiosks during a festival at Epcot. It might even be too difficult, especially the lower the age of the hunter goes. Just like other Disney scavenger hunts, the general tip of looking at out of reach areas will get you off to a good start.

Of course, we’re all here for the prizes! Once completing the scavenger hunt, you can return to Mombasa Marketplace in Harambe or to The Outpost Shop in the Oasis by September 28, 2019 to redeem for one of three magnets.

Ok, let’s start the hunt! We’ll first present 9 different scenes from around Africa, not showing off where, exactly, the statues are. All of the statues can be found in these wide shots, but they might not always be easy to see.

Now, for the reveal, including which statue lines up with what number on the map.

1. Simba

Found in the second floor of the Festival of the Lion King facade, above a tapestry. Seen in the upper middle of the photo below.

2. Pumbaa

Found in a plastic crate on the shores of Harambe. Seen in the bottom left of the photo below.

3. Mufasa

Seen in a tower near Tusker House. Seen in the upper middle of the photo below.

4. Scar

Scar can be found in the stroller parking for Festival of the Lion King, near the exit of the show. Seen in the middle left of the photo below.

5. Mufasa, Sarabi, and Simba

Head over to enjoy the Tam Tam Drummers of Harambe to find this trio. Seen in the upper right of the photo below.

6. Rafiki

Rafiki was, by far, the hardest character for us to find. Up until this point, all of the characters were outside, but Rafiki is the only character inside of a shop. Seen in the upper right of the photo below.

8. Zazu

Head over to Ziwani Traders to find Zazu. He can be found behind the counter, in the middle of the photo below.

9. Nala

Head into Harambe Market to find Nala. Seen in the middle right of the photo below.

10. Simba and Nala

Head to the sounds of drums to find Simba and Nala perched high above your heads. Seen in the middle left of the photo below.

Here’s a look at the completed map.

We hope you enjoyed this interactive look at The Lion King scavenger hunt at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

Mike is the owner and writer for BlogMickey.com. Visiting the parks daily allows him to keep up with the latest Disney news, reviews, and photos from around the Disney Parks. You can reach him at [email protected]

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  1. I love these scavenger hunts, I do the ones at EPCOT all the time. I wish they would do an Easter Egg hunt at Disney’s Animal Kingdom too. (Even at the studios, magic kingdom, and Disney Springs). In California they do both theme parks and Downtown Disney. That would be so much fun.

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