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UPDATE May 28 - The revised shorter Disney Kite Tails shows have now begun at Disney's Animal Kingdom. There are now four parts, each featuring different kites and lasting between 3 and 5 minutes (approximately 15 mins in total) rather than the original two longer shows:

  • Lion King (5 mins) " -  “Hakuna Matata” and “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” with young Simba and Timon and Pumbaa kites.
  • "Circle of Life" (3 mins) - featuring adult Simba and Zazu kites
  • Jungle Book  (3 mins) - "I wanna be like you" featuring King Louie and kites which create a rainbow.
  • "The Bare Necessities" (3 mins) - featuring Baloo kite.

Between each part, flotillas traverse the water to keep guests entertained as Cast Members set up for the next. The shows are currently scheduled between 9:15AM - 3:15PM. For up to date timings for the date of your visit, click here.

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May 7 - Disney Kite Tails at Disney's Animal Kingdom has no scheduled performances from May 27 onwards according to the official Walt Disney World calendar.

It has been reported online that there will be changes to the Disney Kite Tails show which has had mixed reviews since it started. Ground performers will no longer be involved in the show and the showtime will be shorter meaning there will be more frequent shows throughout the day.

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The Disney Kite Tails show which debuted on October 1, 2021 at the start of the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary celebrations currently comes alive several times daily at the Discovery River Amphitheater, which was formerly the home of the Rivers of Light nighttime spectacular.

The existing Disney Kite Tails show includes two different performances one based on The Lion King, featuring kites inspired by Simba and Zazu and the other showcasing The Jungle Book, featuring kites inspired by King Louie and Baloo.

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Further details and scheduling have not been released yet of what guests can expect from Disney Kite Tails from May 27 onwards. We will keep you posted on our news and Facebook pages. Do you love or hate Disney Kite Tails? Are you pleased to see this show changing? 

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