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Birds Are The Stars In Flights Of Wonder At Disney's Animal Kingdom

At Disney World's Animal Kingdom the live animals certainly differentiate the park from the other three. Talented, free flying birds are the stars of the show during Flights of Wonder.

The Flights of Wonder show is located in the Animal Kingdom’s Asia section. This is currently the only live performance within Disney World that includes real live animals.



As the name implies the show is focused upon animals of the winged variety. You can see vultures, hawks, Amazon parrots, crowned cranes, macaws, and an American Bald Eagle.


The set for the show looks like an ancient crumbling temple. You are introduced to a variety of species of birds and learn about their habits and abilities. Some comedy is worked into the show to keep it lively and entertaining for all ages in the audience.

The show was developed by Disney in collaboration with Steve Martin of Natural Encounters Inc. They focus on displaying the natural behavior of birds as opposed to birds acting like humans.

Here is a quote from the Natural Encounters inc. website:  
“Rather we strive to introduce audiences to free-flight and natural bird behavior, which most people find more interesting and entertaining than birds acting like people. The entertainment of birds "doing what they do best" is the vehicle for a conservation message that is the underlying theme of every show. “

The show fits with the overall theme of Disney's Animal Kingdom in regards to animals favoring understanding, respect, and conservation over exploitive stunts.



During the show, some of the free flying birds are allowed to fly throughout the arena.  They fly over the audience and make their way to the front stage.

The birds in the show are amazingly beatiful and graceful creatures.

This is a show that is entertaining and educational for all ages. There is some audience participation involved in the show and a number of birds fly very close to members of the audience. At the conclusion of the show you are able to get up close to the birds and take pictures and talk to the trainers to ask questions and learn more.



Flights Of Wonder Is Highly Recommended
Disney World guests of all ages will enjoy this show that is entertaining, but also helps educate you about many marvelous species of birds. Flights Of Wonder sometimes gets lost in the midst of the higher profile shows and attractions, but I would definitely recommend visiting this attraction during your next day at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

1 comments to "Birds Are The Stars In Flights Of Wonder At Disney's Animal Kingdom"

  1. BruceWDW says:

    Mary Ann and I love this attraction. It is a great show to watch and a nice place to rest a bit also.

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