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Airplane Travel Sucks Unless You Happen To Be Flying With The Cast Of The Lion King

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Cast Of The Lion King Performs On Flight Flying is now like traveling by giant stinky bus in the sky and in no way like it used to be back in the day when I first started flying places. Flying used to be exciting and clean and glamorous and an event! Now it is all expensive and cramped and sad and gross. Unless of course, you happened to be on the flight from Brisbane To Sydney with the Australian broadway cast of The Lion King.

Who just happened to bust out a little impromptu rendition of The Circle Of Life, a cappella style.

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I love that tiny little kid who slowly creeps forward all astounded by the music. I can’t imagine how joyous this must have been for the passengers because here you are, getting ready to take off in a big plane, and suddenly your hear all of your fellow passengers singing something glorious. It probably made the fact you usually have no legroom and have to pay a whole mess of money for a glass of wine bearable.

I cried when I first saw The Lion King and I probably would have burst into tears while seeing this performance. Can you imagine getting off your flight and being able to tell your friends how it was when someone asked the question “So, how was your flight?” You would be all “Oh, it was okay, I was worried they would lose my luggage but then this happened with the cast of The Lion King..”

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  1. Obladi Oblada

    April 2, 2014 at 9:04 am

    I saw this yesterday. Awesome. I’ve never had the privilege to see the play but the movie is one of my favorites.

    • Eve Vawter

      April 2, 2014 at 9:08 am

      I would have dropped my peanuts all over the airplane floor

    • Obladi Oblada

      April 2, 2014 at 9:09 am

      Hahaha…I don’t fly but I probably would have joined in with them! I think I’m more awesome than I actually am. 🙂

    • Eve Vawter

      April 2, 2014 at 9:14 am

      ooooo why don’t you fly? because it sucks?

    • Obladi Oblada

      April 2, 2014 at 9:20 am

      To start with, I don’t travel much. When I do, I drive because I’m a giant chicken/control freak. Giant chicken/control freaks don’t do well on airplanes…or so I’m told.

    • Eve Vawter

      April 2, 2014 at 9:28 am

      Just take drugs! drugs are the best! Xanax for everyone!

    • Rachel Sea

      April 2, 2014 at 12:52 pm

      They should distribute little packets of honey roasted Xanax on planes. Flying would be more fun for everyone.

    • Obladi Oblada

      April 2, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      Xanax would be the best but alcohol is my favorite. Vodka is my BFF.

    • Valerie

      April 2, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      Xannies fix evvverything!

  2. Bethany Ramos

    April 2, 2014 at 9:20 am

    My husband is cooler than me and has already seen this video, but we both agree — LOVE!

    • Robotic Socks

      April 2, 2014 at 11:54 am

      If the cast of Frozen did this, I’ma just out the plane.

  3. CMJ

    April 2, 2014 at 10:51 am


    • Valerie

      April 2, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      I was totes Dolly in Hello, Dolly. Just sayin.

    • CMJ

      April 2, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      OMG – I think we should do a Mommyish Musical Theater Nerds death match.

    • CMJ

      April 2, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      I was only Ermengard (I was a junior and our Dolly is now a professional opera singer) but I was Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes and Mrs. Clackett/Dotty in Noises Off my senior year.

    • Valerie

      April 2, 2014 at 4:50 pm

      Awww, Ermengard is such a cute part! Playing Dolly was awesome but my other fave was Velma Kelly in Chicago- so whore-y with the stockings and all.

    • CMJ

      April 2, 2014 at 4:52 pm

      Sally Bowles is my favorite part..ever. (I also still want to be Velma but I was Mama when I did Chicago)…

      Also – did you play Velma in high school? I love a progressive high school that does shows it probably shouldn’t 🙂

    • Valerie

      April 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm

      No, summer theatre. 🙂 Mama is a great part!!! I effing love Chicago.

  4. Ro

    April 2, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Spontaneous singing always makes me cry… and now my husband is mocking me.

  5. chisai

    April 2, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Ummm I burst into tears just watching the video!!

  6. Jessie

    April 2, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    I saw this yesterday and it is STILL amazing. I love the Broadway production of The Lion King so much because the cast is always amazing. <3 <3

  7. JadePanda

    April 2, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Am I the only one who was hoping the adult with the little kid lifted them up in the air at the end?

    Realistic in a small plane? Not really. Hilarious? I think so.

  8. raero

    April 2, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Ok this is seriously the best thing i have ever seen on the internet.

  9. The Kez

    April 3, 2014 at 4:12 am

    I saw this production in Sydney in January and it was AMAZING. Lucky passengers!!

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