VIDEOS: KiteTails Has CHANGED at Disney World — Here’s What to Expect!

KiteTails at Disney’s Animal Kingdom has been a joyous addition to the 50th Anniversary Celebration at Disney World. 

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The show features giant kites themed to different Disney movies, and honestly, watching them fly might not be as fun as watching them fall. You never know what to expect from a performance of Kite Tails, making it a fan favorite Animal Kingdom activity. We recently saw that showtimes were missing for the end of the month, and we knew that the show would be reimagined, and now, we finally know what’s going on.

KiteTails in Disney’s Animal Kingdom has officially switched to walk-by viewing. This means there won’t be any pre-show performers, and it will no longer be playing on a schedule. But you’ll still be able to see the kites!

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As a reminder KiteTails has characters from The Lion King and The Jungle Book, so you can expect to see Simba, Zazu, Baloo, and more! Although there are not set showtimes anymore, the My Disney Experience app says that KiteTails will happen anytime between 9:10AM to 3:10PM. Keep that in mind if you want to see these babies fly!


One feature of the KiteTails walk-by viewing is that you’ll be able to see it from more spots around the Discovery River Lagoon. While you might not be able to schedule KiteTails into your day, it might jump out of the blue and surprise you from more places in the park. The shows will also happen more frequently, so more KiteTails for everyone!

We noticed each performance lasted 5 minutes or less, but it seemed very similar to the show we knew before. We noticed a few people sitting in the Discovery River Ampitheater for the shortened performance, but most people stood around the water to watch. Now the show is just cut into little segments, but the same fan-favorite songs are still there including Hakuna Matata!

Disney World entertainment continues to return and change. While shows like Beauty and the Beast and Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular have returned, we’re still waiting for shows like Fantasmic! to come back to Disney World. We’ll keep you updated on any more changes coming to KiteTails and any other Disney World entertainment news, so stay tuned to DFB for more!

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