On April 22nd a new show is flying into Disney’s Animal Kingdom. UP! A Great Bird Adventure is making its official park debut on Earth Day – and also the park’s 20th anniversary. In this new, 25-minute show, bird experts will be joined by Senior Wilderness Explorer Russell and his furry pal Dug from Disney•Pixar’s animated hit film UP. Together they will put on a show featuring encounters with birds from around the world.
Here are a few wild facts about this new show!
1. From toucans and parrots to macaws, and an African fish eagle with a magnificent 7-foot wingspan, over 15 species of birds make an appearance in this show.
2. When it came to the training and rehearsal need to bring this show to the stage there were twenty animal trainers involved in. Four trainers work with the birds and the actors during every performance.
3. This is a unique experience led by an avian enthusiast and bird experts. Guests will get a close-up look at bird species from South America, North America, India, Africa, and other locations around the globe.
4. Themes from DisneyPixar’s UP are featured in the original, authentic Indian musical score.
5. This show will mark the first time that Russell and Dug from DisneyPixar’s UP appear onstage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
6. The goal of the production team is to showcase beloved Disney characters and the amazing natural behavior of birds. They want to inspire guests to connect with nature.
I don’t know about you, but I am so excited for a new show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. And I can’t wait to see Russell and Dug and all of the amazing birds that will be making an appearance. This show is bound to be a ton of fun. Are you excited to check out this new experience at Disney’s Animal Kingdom?
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