Disney KiteTails is a new show at Disney World’s Animal Kingdom! This daytime production is presented at the Discovery River Amphitheater.
Disney KiteTails made its BIG DEBUT on October 1st as part of Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. However, the park began hosting previews for the production on September 29th, so we shared lots of photos and videos of the new production HERE!
Disney KiteTails — Setting the Scene
Guests encounter new bright and colorful decorations welcoming them into the Discovery River Amphitheater for Disney KiteTails.
These extend from banners emblazoned with the show’s name to familiar characters “hanging out” in the sky above!
Guests get to enjoy some of the kites even before the show itself begins, as performers present oversized props and kites that include favorite Disney animal characters from films including The Little Mermaid, a bug’s life, and Finding Nemo as people enter the amphitheater.
Original, world beat musical arrangements also set the scene as you wait for the show over the river to begin!
Disney KiteTails — The Show
Disney KiteTails brings “the magic of nature and Disney storytelling to new heights” with elaborate three-dimensional kites depicting beloved characters from two classic Disney animated films in two unique shows. Guests will see the show inspired by either The Jungle Book or The Lion King.
For instance, we were first able to see the show inspired by The Jungle Book.
Watercraft pull the kites — some of which are as large as 30 feet in length! — as they “perform” in the air.
The theme over the water continues with more incredible kites on land.
And it’s all accompanied by memorable Disney tunes!
The other show features kites with characters from The Lion King performing!
While all the kites are impressive, the massive Zazu is truly stunning with his outstretched wings.
They’re joined, of course, by more familiar friends from the beloved film.
We hope you get to enjoy this soaring show in Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
In the meantime, you can see more of the beautiful — and ENORMOUS — kites in action through VIDEOS and MORE PHOTOS here!
Disney KiteTails Showtimes
Disney KiteTails is presented several times throughout the day, and guests will see one of two unique shows inspired by either The Jungle Book or The Lion King. Current showtimes are listed as: 11:15AM, 12:15PM, 1:15PM, 3:15PM, 4:15PM, and 5:15PM on the Disney World website. However, be sure to check the My Disney Experience app, posted schedules in the park, or the Times Guide included with the park map for any possible schedule changes. Performances run for 10 minutes, so there is plenty of time to see KiteTails twice if you’d like to catch both versions!
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