The new bird show, “UP! A Great Bird Adventure” has made its debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and features Wilderness Explorer Russell and his canine friend Dug from Disney/Pixar’s animated film “UP!” as they join bird experts on an all-new adventure
This show was announced last December during the “12 Days of Disney Parks Christmas” as a replacement for “Flights of Wonder,” the original bird show in the Caravan Theater.
Check out these six facts about the new 25-minute show:
- More than 15 different species of birds make an appearance in this show, including parrots, toucans, macaws, and an African fish eagle with a wingspan of 7 feet!
- This show features an original, authentic Indian musical score with themes from Disney/Pixar’s “UP.”
- Led by a bird enthusiast and bird experts, this experience gives guests a close-up look at bird species from North America, South America, Africa, India and other locations around the world.
- This is the first time that both Russell and Dug appear onstage at Disney’s Anima lKingdom.
- Twenty animal trainers were involved in the training and rehearsal that helped to bring this show to the stage. Four trainers work with the birds and actors during each performance.
- The goal of this show’s production team is to showcase Disney characters alongside the natural behavior of birds to inspire guests to form a connection with nature.
“UP! A Great Bird Adventure” is now performing daily at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. For more information on this show, and other offerings at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, visit DisneyWorld.com.