Who Else Cried During The Lion King?

I don’t even try to hide it. I cried during The Lion King.

Lion King logo

When it first came out in theatres, my mom took me to see it. We both cried.

And more importantly, we bonded. My mom and I have had a pretty difficult relationship. My parents divorced when I was really little (I think I was 5 or 6 years old? I was in Kindergarten, I know that much). My mom stayed in Florida, and my dad and I moved to Wisconsin for a few month, then to Minnesota.

What happened is kind of a long story, but the thing I’m trying to get at is that I would visit my mom every summer, and the summer The Lion King came out, she took me to see it.

I just looked up when The Lion King was released on IMDB. Wow, I’m getting old.


Ok, so my mom and I had a moment during The Lion King. Why am I writing about it now?

Well, for one thing, because I was thinking about it and this is my blog so sometimes my random thoughts appear. But mostly because I want to go see the live performance that’s touring now. Yep, instead of buying movie tickets, you can buy Lion King tickets to see the live musical performance. And I sooo wish my mom could go with me.

I’ve only seen my mom twice since Levi was born. She came the week after he was born to help me out around the house, and then came to visit again for his birthday. I miss her and I wish she could be here all the time.

The Circle Of Life seems like a pretty fitting memory. Levi, me, my mom…we’re all part of that circle. I’d love to take Levi to see the live performance with my mom and start the fun all over again.

So, if anyone wants to buy me an early b-day present, Lion King tickets are the way to go 🙂



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  1. Stephanie Graham says:

    We saw it when it was in Chicago. Totally worth every penny! Amazing show!!

  2. Not only cry… but still own all the original Disney VHS’s from when I was a kid. Little baby bean is going to get those once she can actually watch a tv! And my boyfriend says I’m going to ruin her eyes haha.

  3. I love all of the Lion Kings movies!!The broadway show was also amazing

  4. I saw it and I loved it, however I’m pretty sure you can’t take Levi. I have this vague recollection of seeing something about no kids when we were there and thinking how that was weird. And I think he might get bored. I don’t know, does he sit through an entire movie? Its wonderful and magical and I LOVED it and I definitely think you should go, I just don’t know about Levi!

  5. christine kangas says:

    I’ve always wanted to see the show! I’ve seen the movie and I definitely tear up during the movie!

  6. Jennifer B says:

    So want to see this!

  7. This is SO classic! Love this movie.

  8. I would love to see the Lion King. The costumes have always amazed me.

    I cry at everything, so it’s no surprise I cry at the Lion King. It was on TV Saturday and my husband had to change the channel just as the stampede started. He’s never been able to watch it without crying! (But it’s not uncommon for him to cry during General Hospital, either).

    Anyway, I hope you’re able to go see it!

  9. Danae Hernandez says:

    I have only seen the movie but would love to see it live!!!

  10. Kelli A. says:

    I have never seen it live but have always wanted too just could never find the time. As for the crying part yes I always cry during the part where Simba loses his father. Whenever I watch it with my son he always catches me crying and gives me a hug saying its okay mom it’s just a movie.

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