UP! A Great Bird Adventure | Disney World

Last Updated on: March 26th, 2024

UP! A Great Bird Adventure

UP! A Great Bird Adventure is an entertaining live show located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort. The show, which debuted in 2018, features characters from the Disney-Pixar movie “Up!” and showcases a diverse array of colorful and exotic birds.

The adventure begins as guests are welcomed into the Caravan Theater by Anika Noni Rose, the show’s enthusiastic host. Alongside her is Russell, the young Wilderness Explorer from “UP,” and his loyal canine companion, Dug, who is fitted with a special collar that translates his thoughts into English.

As the show unfolds, Russell and Dug embark on a quest to learn about birds and conservation. With the help of senior Wilderness Explorer Anika and the audience, they encounter an array of amazing birds from around the world.

Trained bird handlers showcase the remarkable skills and natural behaviors of these feathered stars. Guests are awed by the impressive flight demonstrations and up-close encounters with species such as macaws, eagles, and other fascinating avian species.

Throughout the performance, the show emphasizes the importance of protecting wildlife and preserving their natural habitats. The uplifting message aligns with the themes of the “UP” film, highlighting the spirit of adventure and the significance of wildlife conservation.

UP! A Great Bird Adventure is a delightful and family-friendly show that combines entertainment, education, and the magic of Disney storytelling. With the beloved characters of “UP” and the captivating beauty of the birds, it has become a popular attraction for visitors of all ages who seek a memorable and inspiring experience at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Fun Facts

  • Length of show: 25 minutes.
  • Number of bird species in the show: 15 species
  • Number of animal trainers involved in training and rehearsing the show: 20 animal trainers

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