Animal Kingdom | Asia
UP! A Great Bird Adventure Description
Admire a variety of exotic birds while laughing at corny jokes at this energetic theater presentation.
UP! A Great Bird Adventure Ride Information
Opening Day: April 22, 2018
Type of Ride: Bird show
Age Recommendation: All ages
Duration of Ride: About 25 minutes
Typical Queue Time: None; shows at scheduled times
Single Rider Line: No
FastPass+: Yes, visit our FastPass+ Guide for more information on FastPass+.
Chicken Exit Available: Yes
Baby Swap Available: No
Type of Vehicle: Benches
Type of Restraint: None
Attraction Open During EMH: No. See our Extra Magic Hours page for more information.
Ride Photo Available For Purchase: No
Height Requirements: None
Flash Photography or Video Allowed: Yes
UP! A Great Bird Adventure Location
Shopping: A plethora of Asian-themed goods, including apparel, tea sets, jewelry, key chains, bags, and stuffed animals, can be purchased nearby at “Yak And Yeti Bhaktapur Market.”
Dining/Refreshment: Guests can enjoy either a counter service or full service lunch and dinner at the adjacent Yak and Yeti establishments. The counter service Yak and Yeti Local Food Cafes serves teriyaki beef bowls, stir fries, chicken sandwiches and salads, and egg rolls; and the full service Yak and Yeti Restaurant offers chicken wings, egg rolls, lo mein, ribs, and chicken and fish salads and entrees.
Restroom: Restrooms are situated on the Africa side of the Flights of Wonder theater.
Smoking Location: Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas only. Animal Kingdom smoking areas can be found on our Walt Disney World Designated Smoking Areas page.
UP! A Great Bird Adventure Fun Facts
Did you know?
- UP! A Great Bird Adventure replaced Flights of Wonder, which closed on December 31, 2017. Flights of Wonder opened in the park on April 22, 1998.
- UP! A Great Bird Adventure occurs at the Caravan Stage theater, which is themed after structures seen in the Himalayan Highlands. The theater is situated outside the fictitious village of Anandapur, on the “trade route” towards Africa.
- UP! A Great Bird Adventure is led by an avian enthusiast and bird experts.
- This unique experience features a close-up look at bird species from South America, North America, India, Africa, and other locations around the globe. More than 15 species of birds make appearances, including toucans, parrots, macaws, and an African fish eagle with a magnificent 7-foot wingspan.
- An original, authentic Indian musical score features themes from the film, UP.
- Twenty animal trainers were involved in the training and rehearsal that brought the show to the stage. Four trainers work with the birds and the actors during every performance. The production team’s goal is to showcase beloved Disney characters and the amazing natural behavior of birds to inspire guests to connect with nature.
- Conservation messages are interspersed throughout the performance.
- From opening until 2015, the Caravan Stage theater was covered by a canopy; a permanent roof was installed during a renovation in early 2016. On similar notes, Festival of the Lion King’s original theater in the park’s former Camp Minnie-Mickey section received a permanent roof in 2003, and DinoLand U.S.A.’s Theater in the Wild followed suit in 2006.
- Audience volunteers are also sought at the Magic Kingdom’s Enchanted Tales with Belle and Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ “Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!”
Top 5 Tips for UP! A Great Bird Adventure
- Be prepared for edutainment.
- UP! A Great Bird Adventure is shown at scheduled times throughout the day. Check the times upon arriving and line up outside the theater about 20 minutes prior to show time.
- Take some photographs of the birds.
- UP! A Great Bird Adventure utilizes audience volunteers.
- If any of your family members are fans of Russell and Dug from UP you’ll want to make sure to catch this show, as this show is the first time that the two appear onstage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.