‘Lion King’ Viral Video: Australian Cast Sings ‘Circle Of Life’ On Plane — Watch

Tue, April 1, 2014 9:54pm EDT by 3 Comments

An amazing new video captures the Australian cast of ‘The Lion King’ singing an impromptu rendition of ‘The Circle of Life’ during a flight from Brisbane to Sydney. This feel-good clip is sure to put a smile on your face — watch it right here!

This is a million times more entertaining than the usual pre-take-off safety spiel — we wish every flight could start this way! The Australian cast members of the play The Lion King were in such high spirits during a recent flight from Brisbane to Sydney that they decided to treat their fellow passengers to a magical performance of Elton John‘s hit song from the 1994 Disney classic.

‘Lion King’ Plane Performance — Cast Sings ‘Circle Of Life’ On Flight

No cheap seats on this plane! Unsuspecting passengers on the flight were surprised to find themselves right smack in the middle of this uplifting, spontaneous outburst of song from the Lion King cast.

“After an amazing day at THE LION KING Brisbane season launch announcement, members of our Australian cast felt so elated they decided to sing the ‘Circle of Life’ prior to take off on their flight back to Sydney! So sit back and enjoy the amazing flash mob,” reads the video’s description on YouTube.

How fun!

‘Lion King’ Cast Sings ‘Circle Of Life’ On Plane — Fellow Passengers Love It

What an amazing moment this must have been for everyone involved! It’s so great to see the surprised passengers looking around in awe, probably wondering what the heck was going on, but thrilled nonetheless.

The performers’ enthusiasm was definitely contagious and you can see people around them smiling and clapping along to the song. Although, we think it was a real missed opportunity that the parent who walked their child up the aisle at the end of the video didn’t have the good sense to pull a Rafiki and triumphantly lift the kid up in the air like Simba!

So HollywoodLifers, did YOU love watching The Lion King cast’s impromptu performance? Have you ever seen anything like it before? Let us know!

– Tierney McAfee

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