Sneak Peek at New Show Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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We’re just over a month away from Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary celebration beginning October 1, 2021. As Disney celebrates 50 years of magic, we’re seeing new experiences arriving soon at the Disney Parks. At Magic Kingdom Park we’re ready to experience the newest nighttime spectacular called “Disney Enchantment“. At EPCOT, the new nighttime spectacular “Harmonious” is coming to the Park, as is the newest attraction, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, we’ve seen the return of Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage. And finally, over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, we’re gearing up for “Disney KiteTails” which will take Disney characters and vibrant colors to new heights! While we previously shared the news that KiteTails was on the way to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, we’re now learning more information with a sneak peek at the new show.

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As shared by Disney: “Beginning Oct. 1 as part of the Walt Disney World Resort 50th anniversary celebration, “Disney KiteTails” will take the magic of nature and Disney storytelling to new heights, immersing everyone in a gala performance of color and movement at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. It’s all set to happen several times daily at the Discovery River Theater, near DinoLand U.S.A. As you make your way into the space, you’re joined by a team of performers bringing with them a colorful collection of oversized props and kites adorned with Disney animal friends from “The Little Mermaid,” “a bug’s life” and “Finding Nemo.” Original, worldbeat arrangements of favorite Disney tunes fill the air, and the excitement builds toward the launch of an impressive show of kites over the lagoon. Watercraft zoom into view, pulling with them dynamic kite trains and enormous, three-dimensional kites depicting familiar characters from “The Lion King” or “The Jungle Book.” From one performance to another, you may see Baloo the bear dancing in the sky or Zazu the red-billed hornbill chasing after Simba. These remarkable kites, some as large as 30 feet in length, are inflated by moving through the air, allowing characters like King Louie or Timon and Pumbaa to soar like never before!”

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Disney took the news one step further with a sneak peek video at some of the kites we can expect to experience:

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Looks interesting! Are you ready to see Disney animal friends fill the sky with color with Disney “KiteTails”? We’ll keep you posted as we learn more about this new show. In the meantime, happy planning your 50th Anniversary Disney Park vacation!

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.