While not one of the major attractions one thinks of when visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom of Walt Disney World in Florida, the Flights of Wonder show can be a wonderful entertaining diversion on those days when the lines are long and the temperature is almost unbearable! It also makes a great fill-in for those times you are waiting to use your FastPasses on the more popular attractions like Kilimanjaro Safaris.
The 1,000 seat open air theater will allow you some time off of your feet which can be a welcome addition to your otherwise hectic day in the park. However, you will want to check a park Times Guide to insure you are able to catch a show while still making the most of the rest of your day at Animal Kingdom.
Once seated, you will immediately notice that Disney has graciously offered you some protection from the sun with an overhead canopy covering the theater seats. The stage is decorated in what Disney describes as “Caravan” style. However, the stage is just a prop for the stars of the show.
By “stars” we do not mean the humans who play the parts of a tour guide and bird handler who will appear on stage. Instead we mean the 20-plus bird species who really comprise the show itself showing off their many talents from strutting and responding to queues to even taking flight above the guest’s heads (sometimes not too far above the guest’s heads).
According to Disney, species that may be a part of the show include:
- Abyssinian Ground Hornbill
- American Bald Eagle
- Augur Buzzard
- Barbary Falcon
- Eurasian Eagle Owl
- Gray-Crowned Crane
- Harris Hawk
- Indian Runner Ducks
- Toco Toucan
- Yellow-napped Amazon Parrot
All of them help to tell the story of birds to the audience including how they play an important part in our world as well as what man can do to help protect them.
This show is truly worth about 25 minutes of your time as it will amaze you and those young ones that may be with you.
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