Long-running show at Busch Gardens ends its run, Cirque Dreams to start this winter

After a six-year run of more than 10,000 shows, the curtain is closing on KaTonga: Musical Tales from the Jungle at Busch Gardens. KaTonga’s last performance in the Moroccan Palace Theater will be Sept. 6. KaTonga is making way for a new show for the park, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, which will debut this winter.

KaTonga delivered inspiring songs and a tapestry of color and sound. It took guests on a journey to the heart of Africa in a musical celebration of animal folklore. Great costumes, energetic original music and African-inspired dance combined to create a theme park favorite.

Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy
Taking over in the theater this Winter will be the Broadway hit created and directed by Neil Goldberg, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy. This exotic show is inspired by nature’s unpredictable creations and brought to life by an international cast of aerialists, contortionists, acrobats, musicians and great costumes. The show was nominated for Best Costume Design by the American Theatre Wing. It has been hailed “the grandest circus spectacle east of Vegas” by New York Magazine, and proclaimed “a colorful, imaginative and expertly performed fantasy worth indulging” by the New York Daily News.


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