Breaking: KiteTails to Delight Animal Kingdom Skies
Windcatchers and kites themed to animated Disney classics will fill the skies in the new Animal Kingdom daytime show, “Disney KiteTails.” Starting October 1st, performers will craftly puppet the artistic kites from the ground as well as the water.
The three-dimensional wonders will bounce to favorite Disney tunes representative of the characters depicted. So far, Animal Kingdom favorites like Baloo and King Louie from “The Jungle Book” and Simba and Zazu from the “The Lion King” popped up in today’s announcements. Gliders will also display vibrantly colored animals from Africa and Asia.
Performances at the Discovery River Ampitheater will happen throughout the day at the former home of “Rivers of Light.” Though “Rivers” does not have a return date yet, the new dazzling show debuts as part of the “most magical celebartion on Earth,” the celebration of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary.
Some kites may stretch as long as 30 feet with handlers zipping through the water in a similar fashion to the technology used in EPCOT’s current fireworks show, “EPCOT Forever.”
The announcement regarding “KiteTails” this morning came on the heels of a huge segment on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” In the piece, Ginger Zee introduced viewers to not only the new EPCOT firework spectacular “HarmoniUS” but also a suprise new nighttime celebration, “Enchantment.”
“Enchantment” will be the first show at Magic Kingdom to use projections not only on the castle but also on the buildings that follow down Main Street U.S.A.
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“We’re revealing more magic coming to ‘The World’s Most Magical Celebration,’ beginning October 1st in honor of the 50th Anniversary of #WaltDisneyWorld Resort, including two new nighttime spectaculars. Get the details on the @DisneyParksBlog. #DisneyWorld50″, announced Walt Disney World today via Instagram.
Today’s announcement brought so many exciting new details regarding the anniversary celebration. Check out KiteTails and so much more on MickeyBlog!
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