As a child, I remember clearly watching Disney’s The Lion King and falling in love with the story. I learned the music by heart and you can never forget the characters! That’s why when I heard that The Lion King was coming to theaters July 19th, I was very excited! What a great opportunity to continue the love for The Lion King by sharing it with my kids. I’m so excited to share the iconic film with my children in the upcoming version. In preparation, we are headed to our local Walmart for all The Lion King Events and for snacks too! To find events happening at your local Walmart, the weekend of 7/19, check the event locator at Walmart.com/LionKing.
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Once we got to our local Walmart, of course, we had to go straight to the toy area – every kid’s favorite section at Walmart. We located a variety of The Lion King products – one in the middle of the main aisle and one located within the toy aisle. The kids and I were really excited to check out all the items available – figure sets, plushies, apparel, and even grocery items. My son loves acting out characters with figure sets so The Lion King Deluxe Figure Set caught his eyes first. This Walmart exclusive Disney’s The Lion King Deluxe Figure Set features some of your favorite characters like Simba, Nala, Rafiki, Timon and Pumbaa. Each character comes in a dynamic action pose, which makes it easy for small hands like his to act out scenes. This specific toy will also be featured at The Lion King events at participating Walmart stores the weekend of July 19th.
Now my daughter is, as you would think, very different. She loves soft plushie toys. So she was very happy to see a variety of plush The Lion King characters to choose from. They are made with super soft and cuddly fabrics that are perfect for both cuddles and play! The toy she loved the most out of all the plushies was The Lion King Jumbo Plush – Nala, it’s the perfect size for her. I also bought my son Disney’s The Lion King Jumbo Plush – Simba, so now they can play together.
Soon, our shopping cart was filling up with a range of products to help kick off our The Lion King celebration, including apparel and grocery items. In addition to the variety of toys, both kids found a tee shirt, which will be perfect for wearing to the movie theater on July 19. Walmart actually has The Lion King apparel for the entire family, including pajama pants for Dad. It’s like they already know that adults love the movie so products are for us too. We also picked up some snacks, from the grocery section – Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Multi-Grain Cheerios. We were starting to feel all set for the movie and upcoming events!
It’s exciting to share something with your kids that you enjoyed as a child. That’s why I may have been a little extra excited inside too. If you’re an excited parent, like me, I’d highly recommend that you take your pride to a local participating Walmart for all The Lion King crafts, toy demos, and fun surprises. We have plans to attend our local event this Saturday. Take home a limited edition The Lion King movie poster, while supplies lasts too! Check here for participating stores. Let the love for the pride-land and The Lion King continue.