Preparations get underway at Disney's Animal Kingdom for 'Disney KiteTails'

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Disney KiteTails jetski platforms
Posted: Friday July 16, 2021 10:14am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Preparations are underway at Disney's Animal Kingdom in the Discovery River Amphitheater for the debut of 'Disney KiteTails,' a new show beginning October 1 2021.

A number of platforms where the show's jet skis will dock have been setup in the river near to the Expedition Everest restroom area.

Click the gallery to see more pictures of the new docks.

Performers will fly windcatchers and kites of all shapes and sizes, while out on the water, elaborate three-dimensional kites – some stretching to 30 feet long – will depict Disney animal friends, including Simba, Zazu, Baloo, and King Louie. These colorful creations will dance through the sky to the beat of favorite Disney songs in an uplifting, vibrant experience for the whole family.

With this new show, the amphitheater will be used for the first time since Rivers of Light ended in 2020.

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TikibirdLand14 days ago

Oh Boy! They're building another Harmonious barge. "now, at Animal Kingdom!"

Goofyque'15 days ago

So excited to be there opening day!!! Yipee!!!

jmuboy15 days ago

Is this a floating docks for show equipment? Another “ visible during the day” piece of show structure! :-(

Biff21517 days ago

Will the wave runners be parked there all the time when not performing?

sup17 days ago

This looks like a magical thing the younger kids will like.

RSoxNo1Jun 26, 2021

Nah, those were Bob-a-round boats.

peter11435Jun 26, 2021

There were more than two in Epcot forever

RSoxNo1Jun 26, 2021

And Disney only has two Jet Skis. They started at Lights Motors Action, were tabled for a bit before EPCOT Forever and now will be in KiteTails.

deix15x8Jun 24, 2021

Do we know the scale of this? The night shows required the full setup to handle crowds with 2 shows a night. If this is a smaller show that has lower costs it could be run 4 times and decrease the amount of prep and work involved in crowd management. Festival of the Lion King is run about 6 times a day with a lower capacity so there is no reason this show has to be limited like a night show which only has so much time to be run between sunset and closing.

SpectroBroJun 24, 2021

Festival of Fantasy’s lyrics are just a list of adjectives lol

GhostHost1000Jun 23, 2021

True but they’ve never had a successful nighttime show either

Parker in NYCJun 23, 2021

How DARE you.

TrainChasersJun 23, 2021

This isn’t a night time spectacular though. I’m imagining it being like the daytime shows at DCA. They use the same area as world of color - but you just wander in and out as you please. You don’t line up and wait 30 minutes just because it’s at the world of color amphitheater.