UPDATED 2/22/18: The name of the show has been changed from to “UP! A Great Bird Adventure” from “Explorers Meet UP! A Great Bird Adventure” as was previously published on the Disney website.
ORIGINAL STORY: Back in December we got some news about the Flights of Wonder replacement show, starring characters from the beloved Pixar Movie UP! Now we have the name of the new UP! show: “Explorers Meet UP! A Great Bird Adventure.” This show will still be in the same theater where Flights of Wonder was in Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the Explorers Meet UP! A Great Bird Adventure Opening date is April 22, 2018.
Disney has revealed some concept art for “Explorers Meet UP! A Great Bird Adventure” below:
This new show will have Senior Wilderness Explorer Russell and his furry friend Dug as they discover species of birds from around the world in their newest adventure at the Caravan Theater in Anandapur village.
According to a Disney casting call, they are also looking for female actors with a strong dance and movement skills who will play the storyteller role in the show. “Anika: A young woman who lives in the Anandapur Indian village and spends her time as a caretaker of birds in the Caravan aviary. She is the descendent of a Maharani, a free-spirit, and the storyteller in her proud family. Her movement and language are colorful and expressive. She is personable, playful, and at home in nature.”
Anika is pictured on the right of the below photo, along with Russell and Dug:
When “UP! A Great Bird Adventure” opens up April 22, it comes right in time as it will be on the 20th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This will be just one of the many special events that day in the park! It also is one of the many awesome experiences coming as part of the Incredible Summer event at Walt Disney World. Make sure to be there that day to enjoy all the festivities!
I want to know what you think about the UP! A Great Bird Adventure opening date. Is April 22nd a good choice? What do you think about the concept art for the show? Let us know in the comments section below!
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