Beyonce's 'Spirit' music video partly filmed in Apple Valley

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. -- Sometimes it takes a little secrecy to make on-screen magic.

The town of Apple Valley just revealed the role it played in Beyonce's music video for a song on "The Lion King" soundtrack.

The city of Apple Valley says Beyonce and a massive crew shot parts of the "Spirit" music video at Horsemen's Center Park on July 1.

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The city couldn't talk about it until now.

The music video, by the way, has been viewed more than 9 million times on YouTube.

"The Lion King" will hit theaters on July 19, 2019.

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