Behind-the-Scenes Details Shared on Disney KiteTails Coming to Animal Kingdom


As we previously shared, there is a new daytime kite show coming to the Discovery River Theater near DinoLand U.S.A. at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.

The show is called ‘Disney KiteTails’ and, like many of Disney’s entertainment offerings, it will showcase some of our favorite Disney characters – only this time, in kite form.

The show will be performed several times a day and will include a “colorful collection of oversized props and kites adorned with Disney animal friends from The Little Mermaid, a bug’s life, and Finding Nemo. Original, worldbeat arrangements of favorite Disney tunes fill the air, and the excitement builds toward the launch of an impressive show of kites over the lagoon.”

Watercraft zoom into view, pulling with them dynamic kite trains and enormous, three-dimensional kites depicting familiar characters from The Lion King or The Jungle Book. From one performance to another, you may see Baloo the bear dancing in the sky or Zazu the red-billed hornbill chasing after Simba. These remarkable kites, some as large as 30 feet in length, are inflated by moving through the air, allowing characters like King Louie or Timon and Pumbaa to soar like never before!

Just in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, this new show will begin on October 1, 2021.

Take a look at the video below for a sneak peek of the show and to learn more about the kites themselves.


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