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New ‘UP! A Great Bird Adventure’ Show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Opens April 22

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

Just minutes ago, we shared an exciting update that our new show “UP! A Great Bird Adventure,”
featuring Russell and Dug from Disney•Pixar’s “UP” will be debuting at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on April 22, 2018!

Beginning just in time for the 20th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, this new entertainment experience for the whole family offers 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 in Anandapur village. There will be “UP” close encounters each day with amazing winged creatures!

We’ll be sharing more details as we approach the show’s opening day on April 22 so keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for future updates.


  • On the Disney World page it says opening April 22nd. However there are no showtimes listed until May 6th. Why is that?

  • I’m glad the birds will be back, Flights of Wonder was always enjoyable.

  • Just in time for Earth Day and Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s 20th Anniversary!

  • Oh I cannot wait to see this show with my family this spring.

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