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UP! A Great Bird Adventure is a stage show that premiered on April 22, 2018 at Disney's Animal Kingdom, as part of the park's 20th anniversary celebration.[1] It is a rethemed version of Flights of Wonder, based on Disney and Pixar's animated film, Up.

On March 12, 2020, the show had its final performance due to the COVID-19 outbreak. On July 13, 2020, after Walt Disney World reopened, it was replaced by a new show, Feathered Friends in Flight.[2] However, following Walt Disney World Resort's reopening, Disney's Animal Kingdom announced that the show will return in 2022, as part of Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary celebration.

Show summary

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 TrekA Celebration of Festival of the Lion King
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 TrekUP! A Great Bird Adventure (Reopening in 2022)
DinoLand U.S.A.
DinosaurThe Boneyard PlaygroundFinding Nemo: The Musical (Reopening in 2022) • Chester and Hester's Dino-Rama (Fossil Fun GamesTriceraTop Spin)
Pandora: The World of Avatar
Avatar: Flight of PassageNa'vi River Journey
Current Entertainment
Disney KiteTails (Opening in October 1, 2021)
Former Attractions and Entertainment
Discovery River BoatsCamp Minnie-Mickey (Pocahontas and her Forest Friends) • Dinosaur JubileeJourney into the Jungle BookTarzan Rocks!Primeval WhirlThe Jungle Book: Alive with MagicRivers of Light: We Are OneFlights of Wonder
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.

Series: Dug Days
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: Cherish the MemoriesIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightILLUMINATE! A Nighttime CelebrationTogether 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 MotherPuppies
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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