UP! A Great Bird Adventure (previously known as Flights of Wonder) is a stage show premiered at Disney's Animal Kingdom, as part of the park's 20th anniversary celebration.[2]

On March 12, 2020, the show's final performance was set to close due to COVID-19 outbreak. On July 13, 2020, since Walt Disney World reopened due to COVID-19 pandemic, it was replaced by a new shows, Feathered Friends in Flight.[3]

Show summary

Flights of Wonder

In the early version, the show features an entertaining and informative bird trainer who welcomes guests to a mystical place. With “help” from Guano Joe or Jane—the amusing explorer who fears birds more than a bit—the trainer goes over the fascinating natural behaviors and often humorous talents of at least 20 species of exotic birds over the course of the show.

UP! A Great Bird Adventure

The new version 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.

Poor to mixed reception has lead to multiple re-writes of the show. In earlier incarnations, the live host was a Wilderness Explorer leader of the Anandapur chapter named Anika, who would talk about Indian culture in addition to the wildlife showcased in the show. A September 2019 re-write would result in a further simplification of the script with an even greater emphasis on the Wilderness Explorers with Russell being joined by one of his Scout Leaders that serves as a comic relief guide to the world of birds.

References


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The Oasis
The Oasis Exhibits
Discovery Island
Tree of LifeIt's Tough to Be a Bug! • Discovery Island Trails
Africa
Kilimanjaro SafarisPangani Forest Exploration TrailsWild Africa Trek
Rafiki's Planet Watch
Wildlife Express TrainThe Animation Experience at Conservation StationHabitat Habit!Affection Section
Asia
Feathered Friends in Flight • Expedition EverestKali River RapidsMaharajah Jungle Trek
DinoLand U.S.A.
DinosaurThe Boneyard PlaygroundChester and Hester's Dino-Rama (Fossil Fun GamesTriceraTop Spin)
Pandora: The World of Avatar
Avatar: Flight of PassageNa'vi River Journey
Former Attractions and Entertainment
Camp Minnie-Mickey (Pocahontas and her Forest Friends) • DinoLand U.S.A. (Dinosaur JubileeJourney into the Jungle BookTarzan Rocks!Primeval WhirlFinding Nemo - The Musical) • The Jungle Book: Alive with MagicRivers of Light: We Are OneAfrica (Festival of the Lion KingUP! A Great Bird Adventure)
Resorts
Disney's Animal Kingdom LodgeDisney's Animal Kingdom VillasDisney's Coronado Springs ResortDisney's All-Star Movies ResortDisney's All-Star Music ResortDisney's All-Star Sports Resort


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Media
Films: UpDug's Special MissionGeorge and A.J.

Books: Little Golden BookThe Art of Up
Games: Video GameKinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar AdventureDisney Infinity
Music: Soundtrack

Disney Parks
Disney's Explorers LodgeDisney Animation BuildingDisney Friends of the MonthKaribuni MarketplacePixar Pal-A-RoundRedwood Creek Challenge TrailWilderness Explorers (Animal Kingdom)Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise

Entertainment: Pixar Playtime PalsUP! A Great Bird Adventure
Parade: Pixar Play ParadePixar Water Play Street Party!
Firework: Ignite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightTogether Forever: A Pixar Nighttime SpectacularWorld of Color

Characters
Carl FredricksenEllie FredricksenRussellCharles F. MuntzKevinDugAlphaBeta and GammaKevin's BabiesConstruction Foreman TomConstruction Worker SteveConstruction SupervisorGeorgeA.J.Russell's Mother
Locations
Carl's Childhood HomeCarl's HouseParadise FallsShady Oaks Retirement VillageSpirit of AdventureSouth America
Songs
Married LifeThe Spirit of Adventure
See Also
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a BoxWilderness Explorers
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