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Flights of Wonder

 

 

 

Flights of Wonder is the bird show at Animal Kingdom. There, page done. That's all you need to know. OK, maybe a little more detail is needed, so let's get started.

 

 

 

 

Several times a day in the Caravan Stage outdoor amphitheater several birds (and some other little critters) put on a show for adoring audiences. It's really a cute little show.

Flights of Wonder

Flights of Wonder at Animal KingdomPhoto by Express Monorail

The Show

The show is presented in the Caravan Stage amphitheater which is covered, but is outdoors and there is no air conditioning. The seating is all bench seating. The best seats are in the middle section in the front. 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.)

 

See birds, big and small as they perform not quite amazing feats with some almost mystical characteristics. There is a big emphasis on conservation during the show, but the birds are the stars.

A few of the at least 15 different types of birds you'll see are -

  • The American Bald Eagle
  • Gray-Crowned Crane
  • Macaw
  • Pigeon
  • Toco Toucan

The show includes a silly bit by a "tour group leader". Guana Joe, complete with a tour flag, comes barging into the middle of the show and becomes the center of attention. It's cute and adds some levity to the show. Joe and a bird handler show several birds. Some of the birds fly around. Some of them sing. Some of them just look scary (like the owl). Mostly you see the birds do things they would do in the wild (except maybe stealing the dollar bill thing).

 

There are a couple of nice patriotic moments, like when the bald eagle appears. Another humorous element is the introduction of some 4 footed critters that haunt Guana Bob as they scurry through the remains of the stage.

Video

Here's a video showing one of the birds singing. I don't think he'll be the next American Idol, but, it's pretty impressive.

 

Fun Facts

Here are some interesting tidbits -

  • More than 20 species of birds are in the show.

Dad's Ride Information Table

Flights of Wonder

Description: Live Bird Show
Height Requirement - none Fastpass: no Length of Ride: 25 minutes
Type of ride: Sit down show on hard benches outside

Dad's Ratings

Toddlers
Pre-Teens
Teens
Adults
Grandparents
2 3 2-4 3 4

Other Information:

The Fine Print

Here's some small print information

  • 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.

Dad's Bottom Line

This is one of our favorite shows at Disney World. Guana Bob is one of our favorite characters. If you like animals, especially birds, you won't want to miss this.