Disney announced that a new daytime show would be coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom for the 50th anniversary. This news comes months after they announced that the nighttime show, Rivers of Light, was ending its run.
Now, construction may already be underway to prepare for the new Animal Kingdom show, Disney KiteTails, as construction workers were spotted inside the theme park yesterday afternoon.
As seen in the photos below, taken by Inside the Magic, maintenance work was spotted on the river.
It looks as though the workers are clearing out trees around the river. After further examination, it looks like they are removing speakers that were most likely used for the old Rivers of Light show.
We suspect that this is most likely to prepare for the new Disney KiteTails show coming for the 50th anniversary in October.
More on Disney KiteTails
Disney Parks Blog shared that a new daytime show, Disney KiteTails, is coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom starting October 1, specifically for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort:
There’s also new daytime entertainment stirring at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Check out this artist rendering of “Disney KiteTails,” which will come alive several times daily at the Discovery River Amphitheater beginning Oct. 1. Performers will fly windcatchers and kites of all shapes and sizes, while out on the water elaborate three-dimensional kites – some stretching to 30 feet long – will depict Disney animal friends, including Simba, Zazu, Baloo and King Louie. These colorful creations will dance through the sky to the beat of favorite Disney songs in an uplifting, vibrant experience for the whole family.
Disney KiteTails will debut on October 1, 2021, as part of the 50th anniversary celebration at Walt Disney World. For more information on Disney World’s 50th, visit our website here.
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