Wednesday, May 7, 2014

“Winged Encounters — The Kingdom Takes Flight” Debuts This Summer

This morning Disney announced a “new animal experience” coming this summer to Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  It is called “Winged Encounters — The Kingdom Takes Flight” and it is described as a show with “flocks of macaws in a kaleidoscope of colors flying over and around the heart of the park — Discovery Island”.  However, in true Disney fashion that is all the information we can pass along.

But truth be told, the idea for this show is not a new one.  In November of last year, as part of the Flights of Wonder pre-show”, I saw what could only described as a smaller version of this very same concept.  The photo above was taken from that pre-show.

Flights of Wonder usually entertains guests before opening the theater by having a handler bring out an impressive bird and talk to the audience a bit.  But on this occasion, a cast member told us to look down the path towards Africa, and on cue these two macaws came flying towards the theater.  The “oohs and aahs” were probably enough to make them think they were on to something.

by Dave McBride (@RadioHarambe)

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