4/22/18

Disney's Animal Kingdom is giving a first look at its new UP! show:



2/22/18

An opening date has been announced and first piece of concept art released:

Quote Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts
...“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!

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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!

2/2/18

A name has been announced for new Up show at Disney's Animal Kingdom:

Quote Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts

“Explorers Meet UP! A Great Bird Adventure”

... at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in time for the park’s 20th anniversary ... guests can discover new bird species from around the world at the new show “Explorers Meet UP! A Great Bird Adventure,” which will star Senior Wilderness Explorer Russell and his furry friend Dug.

12/30/17


A new character audition for the end of January 2018 has given some additional insight into the new Up themed show replacing flights of Wonder at Disney's Animal Kingdom:

Quote Originally Posted by Disney Auditions

Female Actor for New Offering

Monday, January 29, 2018
10:00 AM
Time zone: Pacific Time (US & Canada)

For: Walt Disney World
Audition City: North Hollywood, CA
Location: Evolution Dance Studios
Looking For: Actors

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!

Potential relocation packages may be available to qualified performers.

Upon signing of Walt Disney World® Individual Employment Contract, candidates are eligible to immediately apply for membership in Actor’s Equity Association.

Seeking the following role:

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.
12/11/17

Disney's Animal Kingdom has announced that the long-running Flights of Wonder show will be replaced by a new show themed to the Wilderness Explorers from Disney-Pixar Up:

Quote Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts

.. {An} all-new show {is} coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Spring 2018 featuring Russell and Dug from Disney•Pixar’s “UP.”

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!

As you plan ahead, we also wanted to let you know that in order to begin to prepare for the new show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, December 31, 2017 will be the final showing of Flights of Wonder. Until the end of this month, you can still experience Flights of Wonder at the park.