|“||Sarabi: So where is this really cool place?|
Simba: Oh...uh, around the water hole.
Nala: The water hole? What's so great about the water hole?
The Water Hole is the main source of water in the Pride Lands.
Step lively! The sooner we get to the water hole, the sooner we can leave.
After Scar "accidentally" lets it slip that there's an elephant graveyard on the outskirts of the Pride Lands, Simba is fascinated by the idea and runs off to tell his best friend, Nala. He uses the water hole as a distraction, lying to Sarabi and Sarafina about where he really wants to go with Nala. The parents agree but only if Zazu tags along. While the cubs follow behind Zazu to the water hole, they come up with a plan to get rid of the hornbill, where the song "I Just Can't Wait to be King" is performed.
A crisis at the water hole nearly keeps Simba from fulfilling his promise to his son, Kopa.
When a drought strikes the Pride Lands, the water hole becomes a war zone. A particularly selfish lion attempts to ward off the many animals who attempt to drink from the pool, hogging the water and refusing to share with his fellow Pride Landers. In order to solve the dispute, Mohatu seeks out a new source of water.