Disney KiteTails will premiere on October 1, 2021
Hearts and imaginations will soar as incredible kites and windcatchers dance through the air to the beat of beloved Disney songs during this high-flying performance at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. Be awed by elaborate, three-dimensional kites of Simba, Zazu, King Louie, Baloo and more as they take flight above the Discovery River Amphitheater. This daytime show takes place multiple times each day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Viewing Locations and Tips
Disney KiteTails can be best viewed from the stadium-style seating located on the Discovery River between Asia and DinoLand. The show could also be seen from select areas in Asia where the inside of the amphitheater can be seen.
The seating for Disney KiteTails is typical bench stadium seats. If you would like to be comfortable while waiting for the show, we recommend bringing a stadium cushion or the like to make the benches more comfortable. This can also help if it is a sunny or hot day and the seats are hot.
The show schedule for Disney KiteTails varies. Check a Times Guide or the My Disney Experience App for more information.
The amphitheater for viewing Disney KiteTails is handicap accessible, however guests may be asked to transfer in order to obtain a better view of the show. Handicap viewing can be found in the back of the amphitheater, near the standing room only viewing locations.
Opening Day: October 1, 2021
Type of Ride: Elaborate theater presentation
Age Recommendation: All ages
Duration of Ride: TBD
Typical Queue Time: None; shows are held at scheduled times throughout the day
Single Rider Line: No
Height Requirements: None
Chicken Exit Available: No
Baby Swap Available: No
Type of Vehicle: Benches
Type of Restraint: None
Ride Photo Available For Purchase: No
Disney KiteTails Fun Facts
- Disney KiteTails is one of several new shows to premiers as a part of the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary
- The Discovery River Amphitheater was initially built to hold Rivers of Light, which opened in February of 2017, and permanently closed in 2019.
- Recently, kites played an important role in the Epcot Forever nighttime spectacular.