Flights of Wonder bird shows expand to other areas of Disney's Animal Kingdom

Feb 16, 2017 in "Flights of Wonder"

Posted: Thursday February 16, 2017 11:15am EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

Trainers and birds from "Flights of Wonder" are now making appearances in other areas of Disney's Animal Kingdom, bringing the unique experiences to guests outside of the "Flights of Wonder" theater.

Small stages in Harambe and DinoLand U.S.A. are the home for the new shows, with each appearance featuring a couple of birds showcasing their unique behaviors.

In DinoLand, the show explains the link between birds and dinosaurs, and takes place daily at 3:30pm and 4:30pm.

Showtimes in Harambe are not published, but keep an eye out on the stage close to Tusker House.

The birds and trainers can still be seen in the usual theater location daily, at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 2:30pm. The mini in-park experiences are expected to run through to the end of March 2017.

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ZipitidodaFeb 24, 2017

I thought he was great! I hope they never get rid of these great musicians. I didn't get to stay for the whole performance since everyone was ready to move on but my next trip is just me and the husband so we'll be able to slow down and enjoy more of the "extras"

DisneyDebRobFeb 24, 2017

I still think FoW is the best show in Disney World. These shows are a great idea but I think now people will actually see what fun this and and I won't get a seat at the regular show with the new crowds.:cool:

Disney-TrainsFeb 24, 2017

My hope is that this is a test during a slow season, and that if it is deemed succesful, during the busy season we will see a full schedule AND this show. But.... With current Disney management I don't have high hopes.

jakemanFeb 24, 2017

They're planning... I don't trust them.

jakemanFeb 24, 2017

This is exactly what the birds want...

Minnie MumFeb 24, 2017

Sigh. That's what I was afraid of. So again, there's no net gain here - just more robbing Peter to pay Paul. One could also argue that it's a net loss, since the number of full performances are reduced in favor of smaller, limited ones.

Thumper 32Feb 24, 2017

Correct. Flights of Wonder usually had 5 or 6 shows, so these new smaller shows come at the expense of multiple performances of the bigger show.

Disney-TrainsFeb 24, 2017

I caught the Dino show twice this week... Very fun. The birds have all been in the FOW show or pre-show previously (I've seen many birds in the show through the years). Toucan that flies right through the crowd several times. A tall bird called a "seriema" that slams a toy lizard against a rock, a "Kea" bird that picks out bones from his boneyard (like in dino land), and an Ibyss that catches fish faster than an audience member can catch gummy fish with chopsticks. Guano Joe, from the bird show was there as well to help with the volunteers and keep the show moving. Very fun show! The exact kind of "edutainment" DAK needs!

MichWolvFeb 16, 2017

Looks like three shows will continue to run on the stage each day. Is that a reduction? I'm pretty sure when I was there in early January, they were running more than 3 shows on the stage. I like the shows elsewhere in the park, particularly the tie to dinosaurs, but I wonder if this is a true net increase.

dreamscometrueFeb 16, 2017

I was in DAK one night in October for the Tree of Life Awakenings, and afterwards as I was walking around and heard this. I watched his entire performance and loved it! I stayed around to watch the Discovery Island Carnivale too. The Peruvian harp player is Victor Espinola btw, and has quite a resume.

RSoxNo1Feb 16, 2017

I love these types of entertainment offerings that people can just happen upon. Does anyone know what happened to the camel shows? It would be great to be walking around that park and see a camel hanging out on a path.

BrenRaysFeb 16, 2017

I hope this is a test and it's successful so it'll continue past March. I'm a big fan of streemosphere!

Disney-TrainsFeb 16, 2017

Great use of resources too! The birds and trainers are already there... It probably doesn't cost Disney much more to have these smaller interactions added to the schedule.

Fox&HoundFeb 16, 2017

What a wonderful idea! Love that they are bringing more entertainment to other parts of the park. Excellent idea- I especially love that the show in Dinoland relates birds to dinosaurs! Very cool!