Walt Disney World Casting Call Indicates New Details About New Show at Animal Kingdom

Disney Parks Live Entertainment has posted a request for female auditions for the new show at Walt Disney World.  The audition notice appears to be for the new UP themed show that is set to replace Flights of Wonder at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  The final performance of Flights of Wonder is scheduled for December 31st, 2017 and the location will start to make the transformation for the new show.  The new show is set to open in the spring of 2018, so it doesn’t appear that we have that long to wait.

Here is the detail from the Disney Audition website:

“Disney Parks Live Entertainment is seeking female actors with strong movement skills, or dance background (experience with classical Indian dance a plus), for a new offering at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at the Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, FL.

Beginning just in time for the 20th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom next year, this new experience will offer guests the chance to see Senior Wilderness Explorer Russell and his furry friend Dug as they discover species of birds from around the world in their newest adventure at the Caravan Theater in Anandapur village. There will be “UP” close encounters each day with amazing winged creatures!”

Here is the detail on what the new role will be:

“Anika: Female, a young woman who lives in the Anandapur Indian village and spends her time as a caretaker of birds in the Caravan aviary.  She is the descendent of a Maharani, a free-spirit, and the storyteller in her proud family.  Her movement and language are colorful and expressive.  She is personable, playful, and at home in nature.”


Who else is excited for an UP themed experience at Disney’s Animal Kingdom?

Source Credit:  Disney Auditions

About Christy Caby

I am a long time Disney addict! This love began as a child and stayed with me in my teen years. I completed the Disney College Program, was engaged and honeymooned at Disney, visited WDW while pregnant with each of our two boys, and have brought our boys since they were babies (they are now 5 and 2).