A popular attraction at Disney’s has only been around for 7 months, and it’s already on the chopping block at the .
on , 2021. Not only had the been prepped for months before the celebration, but seemingly every part of each at had magical “EARidescent” touches. ushered in the beginning of an 18-months-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of
In celebration of ‘s 50 years of magic, the parks also unveiled a 50th anniversary Foodie Guide, special 50th anniversary merchandise, and even some new dining experiences like Steakhouse 71 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
In addition to these new offerings, at , KiteTails, and EPCOT’s Harmonious. But one of the most talked about, posted about, and tweeted about is Disney’s ‘s also unveiled exciting new experiences for Guests to enjoy when the celebration began on , 2021, like KiteTails.
KiteTails features huge kites in the likeness of some of Guests’ most favorite from The and The . The oversized kites soar through the air over Lagoon at Disney’s .
The kites are affixed to jet skis on the water operated by Cast Members in this family . It’s truly a beautiful sight until it isn’t.
Since the show first debuted, Guests have taken to social media to poke fun at the hilarious, unplanned, different-every-time-you-experience-it show as the giant kites often crash-land into the lagoon, onto the Guest seating area, or, unfortunately for Baloo and the gang–into the trees.
Soon Disney eventually issued a “warning” before the show.) said that the crashes were part of the experience, but most Guests think that Simba and his pals were meant to stay airborne. However, the laughter and hilarity that ensues as one of the beloved takes a nosedive is priceless. (
But for all the chuckles, grins, and guttural laughs the show evoked, it has seemingly evoked feelings otherwise among decision-makers at . KiteTails looks to be removed from the park’s entertainment line-up, per the website.
Beginning May 27, there are no times available for the fun family experience. No times appear as far out as the calendar will show. For example, at the time of publication, there were still no available shows through at least July 5, 2021.
At this time, there’s been no about the show ending, and Disney has yet to make an official announcement about the show, so we are unsure about the future of the show beyond July.