Up! A Great Bird Adventure


Up! A Great Bird Adventure is a wonderful show featuring many of our feathered friends. Russell and Dug from Disney & Pixar’s UP are also on hand and will keep children and fans of the movie entertained.


Up Theater

UP! A Great Bird Adventure is a re-skinned version of Flights of Wonder. Photo by Courtney Reynolds


This show, while featuring beloved characters, is truly about the birds, they are the stars of the Caravan Stage in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Several times a day at the outdoor amphitheater the birds of Animal Kingdom put on a show.

Up! A Great Bird Adventure

The show is presented in the Caravan Stage amphitheater which is covered, but is outdoors and there is no air conditioning. The theater is built to look like ruins from buildings found in the Himalayan region of Asia. (Which figures since the show is located in Asia.)

Queue and Preshow

Parrots at UP

If you’re lucky, you might hear these twin birds sing together! Photo by Judd Helms


Plan to arrive about 15 minutes before show time and find your seat. The seating is all bench seating. The best seats are in the middle section in the front.


Dug And Russell

The wilderness must be explored! Photo by Courtney Reynolds


Up! A Great Bird Adventure is a 25 minute show that showcases various species of birds and lets the audience see them like never before.


At the beginning of the show we are introduced to our host, Anika. We are then introduced to another bird expert. To keep the kiddos from being distracted by the nearest squirrel, Russell and Dug tag along for the ride.


The purpose of the show is to introduce us to the majesty of the worlds birds. During the show birds will sing, hop from on the arms of volunteers brought on stage, and fly around the amphitheater. If you love animals, especially birds, this a wonderful show to see!

Post Show

Anika at UP

The host, Anika, is a Wilderness Scout just like Russell. Photo by Courtney Reynolds


There is no post show. Once the show has completed you can exit the theater and continue your day.



Bald Eagle

At UP! A Great Bird Adventure, you can see a real-life Bald Eagle. Photo by Courtney Reynolds


Due to the size of the theater it is not difficult to find a place to sit. To get seats in the front section, head on over at least 15 minutes before the schedule show time. If you aren’t able to get a seat near the front follow the advice of that old song and, “Don’t worry, be happy,” as there isn’t a bad seat in the theater.



Russell meets the resident crane – his name is Fraiser Crane. Photo by Courtney Reynolds


There is no need to use a Fastpass+ for this attraction. With a variety of show times, it is easy to catch this show when it fits your schedule.

Fun Facts

Barn Owl

This bird is a barn owl, a very common species of owl. Photo by Judd Helms


More than 15 species of birds are used in the show!


Birds from India, Africa, South America, North America, and others are the stars of the show.


While there is no air conditioning in the amphitheater, it is shaded and a nice way to escape the sun!


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Anika and a peacock

Anika wears a skirt to match one of the birds – a peacock! Photo by Courtney Reynolds


From 1998 until 2018, Flights of Wonder, was one of the best shows in Walt Disney World. While the story was slightly different, UP! A Great Bird Adventure is a very similar show.

The Fine Print

Russell on Stage

Russell learns a lot about new bird friends throughout the show. Photo by Courtney Reynolds


  • Sign Language interpretation is available at selected shows.
  • Guest may rent translation devices at Guest Relations
  • Assisting Listening Receivers may be used at this attraction, they are available at Guest Relations
  • Guest may stay in the wheelchair, motorized scooter or ECV to enjoy this attraction.


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Dad’s Bottom Line

Disney wants to bring more characters into the parks and who can blame them! This is a wonderful show that kept the heart of Flights of Wonder but added Russell and Dug to create more appeal. Education and fun! It’s Disney magic!