Opening Date for ‘UP! A Great Bird Adventure’ Announced for Disney’s Animal Kingdom


Today the Disney Parks Blog announced an opening date for the new show replacing Flights of Wonder at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  UP! A Great Bird Adventure show featuring Russell and Dug from Disney / Pixar’s Up will open on April 22, 2018!

The new show is part of the 20th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Join Senior Wilderness Explorer Russel and his dog companion Dug to learn about various birds from around the world.

Here is Disney’s description from their site:

“Led by Anika, a senior Wilderness Explorer, this all-new show features more than 10 unique species of birds from around the globe, including a marabou stork with its magnificent 10-foot wingspan. And these fowls are free-flying… so get ready for breathtaking fun, as well as a few other surprises.”

More details and showtimes will be posted closer to the opening so keep checking back here or on the Walt Disney World site.

Source: Walt Disney World, Disney Parks Blog,



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