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When the Lion King opened at Mandalay Bay, there was plenty of skepticism. How could a Disney musical possibly survive in a major casino resort? What were they thinking. As the tale of regicide on the African plain is set close after 30 months playing at the south end of the Strip, we talk with some cast members about their experience in a Las Vegas showroom.

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