Most guests are sure to make a stop in Asia during their visit to Animal Kingdom. Many of them head straight to Expedition Everest, definitely a worthwhile attraction, but some folks may not know there is a stellar live animal show to take in as well.
Toward the entrance to Asia you’ll find the Caravan Stage. This venue is home to the Flights of Wonder bird show. The story goes that this location was once where the maharajas kept their exotic birds. Now these ruins are a conservatory and research center. The hosts of the show are trainers who will introduce you to several species, giving facts about what endangers the birds in the wild and what conservation efforts are being made today. A tour guide character, who happens to be afraid of birds, provides some comic relief, too.
This show is interactive, and lucky audience members may be chosen to participate on stage as the hosts help to show off some of the birds’ fascinating natural behaviors. They pack in a lot of neat facts and there are countless photo opportunities from any seat in the audience.
Flights of Wonder is a great show for all ages. The antics of the tour guide are funny for kids, but the birds themselves are amazing for everyone. The Caravan Stage is open air and well shaded so it makes for a nice break during the day. Of course that means the show is also subject to weather, so be prepared. Some of the birds take flight in the amphitheater and they come quite close, so if you have a fear of birds, this may not be the show for you. The hosts will stay after the show with some of the birds for more pictures or to answer questions. It’s a cool experience for any animal lover.
FL Next Gen Sunshine State Science Standards:
SC.K.L.14.3, SC.1.L.17.1, SC.2.L.17.1, SC.4.L.16.3, SC.4.L.17.4, SC.7.L.17.3