- Mufasa: "Look, Simba, everything the light touches is our kingdom."
Mufasa: "A king's time as ruler rises and falls like the sun. One day, Simba, the sun will set on my time here, and will rise with you as the new king."
Simba: "And this will all be mine?"
Simba: "Everything the light touches."
- —Mufasa and Simba, standing on Pride Rock, looking at the Pride Lands
The Pride Lands are a vast African Savannah territory controlled by a pride of lions known as the Pridelanders.
The area is the main setting for the Lion King movies and spin-off books. The male lion that controls the pride rules the Pride Lands as king. As such, the Pride Lands are regarded as his. As king, his most important duty is to keep a peaceful existence and balance between the animals that inhabit the territory, ensuring that the lands flourish and remain prosperous for all the animals, including the pride. Once the king rules wisely and well, all the animals thrive. When the king dies, whomever is next in line to succeed him, usually his son or daughter by his mate, assumes the dual roles of head of the pride and king of the Pride Lands. If the king has no offspring, the rulership passes to his eldest sibling. Beyond the borders of the Pride Lands, there is an Elephant Graveyard and the Outlands.
- Red-billed Hornbill
- The Pridelands has a history of going bare presumably once during the reign of every new ruler. A drought happens during Mohatu's reign, Uru and Ahadi's reign, Mufasa's reign (in a comic), and Scar's reign.