The Lion King
The Australian cast of 'The Lion King' started an impromptu rendition of 'The Circle of Life.' The Lion King Musical/Facebook

Passengers of the Virgin Australia Flight 970 from Brisbane to Sydney were in for a pleasant surprise, when the Australian cast of 'The Lion King' started an impromptu rendition of 'The Circle of Life.'

The cast of Disney's award-winning musical were in high spirits after the announcement of their Brisbane debut. They decided to share their happiness with their fellow travellers with a mesmerising performance of Elton John's hit song.

The video of the live performance which shows passengers enjoying every bit of the moment have gone viral on YouTube and has attracted more than 2 million views and counting.

The video was uploaded on April 1 and the description reads, "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."

Watch the 'feel good' video here.

Disney's award-winning musical The Lion King, the highest-grossing Broadway show in New York, recently announced its Queensland debut. The performance in Australia is scheduled for 26 September this year at QPAC's Lyric Theatre.

The musical is broadly based on the Oscar-winning 1994 animated film The Lion King and is directed by Julie Taymor.

The cast includes Australian Rob Collins as Simba's father Mufasa and Josh Quong Tart as Simba's angry uncle Scar.

"We are thrilled to bring The Lion King to Brisbane for the first time ever and I know that Queensland audiences will love this new Australian production of Julie Taymor's visionary stage event," Disney Theatrical Productions chief Thomas Schumacher told sunshinecoastdaily.