OKC feels economic boon from The Lion King

Published: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 7:00 am

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Drawing thousands of guests, Disney's The Lion King is being credited for brining more than $17 million to Oklahoma City hotels, restaurants and retail outlets.

Larry Payton, president of Celebrity Attractions, said total box office sales exceeded $5.6 million.

"This engagement of The Lion King is the highest grossing theatrical production in Oklahoma City's history," he said.

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