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Are You Wild About “UP”! Some Facts About “Up! A Great Bird Adventure” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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I haven’t seen this new show yet, but I’m counting down the days! It’s only about a week old and I’ve heard nothing but great and fun things about it!

I’m a huge “UP” fan so this is right UP my alley! Each time I visit Animal Kingdom I find something else about it that I truly love. I’ll admit for  years we simply ran into Animal Kingdom, did a few certain attractions and then hopped to another park. It was a half day park for my family. The last two times we visited, I didn’t want to leave.

There’s a new show in the wilderness! Senior Wilderness Explorer Russell and his furry pal Dug from Disney•Pixar’s animated hit film UP join bird experts on a new adventure featuring encounters with birds from around the world. UP! A Great Bird Adventure mades its onstage debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Earth Day, April 22, coinciding with the theme park’s 20th anniversary.

UP Bird Show Animal Kingdom

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Here are six wild facts about the new 25-minute show:

  • Led by an avian enthusiast and bird experts, this unique experience features a close-up look at bird species from South America, North America, India, Africa, and other locations around the globe.
  • More than 15 species of birds make appearances, including toucans, parrots, macaws, and an African fish eagle with a magnificent 7-foot wingspan.
  • This is the first time that Russell and Dug from DisneyPixar’s UP appear onstage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
  • An original, authentic Indian musical score features themes from DisneyPixar’s UP.
  • Twenty animal trainers were involved in the training and rehearsal that brought the show to the stage. Four trainers work with the birds and the actors during every performance.
  • The production team’s goal is to showcase beloved Disney characters and the amazing natural behavior of birds to inspire guests to connect with nature.

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Have you seen the new show yet?