RUMOR: Winged Encounters – The Kingdom Takes Flight Bird Show Ending This Week at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

It seems the fan-favorite animal encounter, Winged Encounters – The Kingdom Takes Flight bird show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is ending its four-year run this week.

The last date showing times for the experience on the Walt Disney World website is Saturday, May 25th:

The schedule for the experience remains empty for the remainder of the calendar:

This short show showcases six types of macaw: hyacinth, green-winged, blue and gold, scarlet, blue-throated and military while avian experts taught audiences about how these birds have become endangered out in the wild.

We have a video of the experience from back when it debuted in 2014, before it was moved over to the front of the Tree of Life:

While none of this has been officially announced by Disney, if Winged Encounters is finally removed, we’re sure many fans of this experience will miss it sorely.

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Christopher Kotwica
Christopher Kotwica
1 year ago

This should become the basis for a new animal show….the current UP offering is horrible!

Carl Maltzman
Carl Maltzman
1 year ago

It’s done by the same company that trained and owns the animals in UP. Must be a money saving move. Too bad. It was a lovely show; I’ve been catching it since it’s unofficial run. The first time I tried to find it, it was difficult finding a Cast Member who knew what I was talking about.

Travis B
Travis B
1 year ago

A glorious sight that helped make AK the best park. Terrible, terrible if it is gone.