New version of Disney KiteTails takes flight at Disney's Animal Kingdom

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Posted: Friday May 27, 2022 2:52p ETm by WDWMAGIC Staff

The newly abbreviated version of Disney KiteTails is now performing at Disney's Animal Kingdom.


Effective today, the performers inside the theater have been removed, leaving just the large jet-ski-powered kites flying over the water.

Watch the video below for a look at the show. (4K YouTube).

Instead of taking place at set showtimes as before, KiteTails is now a walk-by viewing experience and runs for just a couple of minutes.

Although not required for viewing, the theater seating is still available, but the show can be seen from all around the Discovery River lagoon.

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Unbanshee3 days ago

Agreed. I'm not sure someone could shoot worse video if they tried to

AndyS29924 days ago

This really is just sad. Such a shame.

GhostHost10004 days ago

This show is so bad King Louie committed suicide today.

DCBaker4 days ago

JoeCamel25 days ago

Feld presided over the death of the American circus and like Bell and Howell the name may be there but it's not the same company rather a brand being trotted out to make a buck unless you consider Disney on ice to be a first class production.

SteveAZee25 days ago

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Cirque?

raymusiccity26 days ago

Au Contrair: "Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is reviving its circus, unveiling a plan to bring back a modernized "Greatest Show on Earth" β€” one without its iconic elephants and other animals. Instead, its producers are scouring the world for people with rare talents and skills who can captivate today's audiences. The new circus will hit the road for a U.S. tour of live shows in September of 2023, according to Feld Entertainment, which produces the circus. The new show's goal, Feld said, is to "celebrate amazing talent from around the world, displaying incredible feats that push the limits of human potential and create jaw-dropping moments." Auditions for the new circus are already under way, in countries including Ethiopia, France, Mongolia, Argentina and the U.S., the company added." πŸ€—

JoeCamel26 days ago

Well maybe Feld can but Ringling is long gone.

raymusiccity26 days ago

What a waste of space. A shame to have spent so much effort building a beautiful amphitheater for a place holder kite show. I'll bet Field and Ringling can cone up with a more entertaining concept for this space. πŸ˜₯

mm5220028 days ago

In addition to this the flotillas now happen in rapid fire succession, about three in a row pass through the amphitheater, Kitetails happens while they go through the rest of the park, and then the three flotillas return. Lather rinse repeat except they switch out the characters for the next run.

CntrlFlPete28 days ago

I do not think this looks at it quite right in that AK tends to open an hour earlier than Epcot or HS so isn't it really a wash?

cranbiz28 days ago

Yes, it does get that cold in the land of oranges and the mouse. I went to work at DTD one late fall afternoon. It was 72 degrees. I left DTD at 0330 to 34 degrees. That was the longest, coldest 55 mile motorcycle ride in my life. I was somewhat lucky that I had my purple sweatshirt in one of my rear bags or I probably would have gotten frostbite.

JoeCamel29 days ago

It can get a little chilly, makes you think twice about the waterparks