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Six wild facts about ‘UP! A Great Bird Adventure’ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

by Brittani Tuttle
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“UP! A Great Bird Adventure” is now performing at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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:

  1. 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!

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    Guests can watch as Dug and Russell interact with birds onstage.

  2. This show features an original, authentic Indian musical score with themes from Disney/Pixar’s “UP.”
  3. 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.
  4. This is the first time that both Russell and Dug appear onstage at Disney’s Anima lKingdom.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

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