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'Flights of Wonder' At Disney's Animal Kingdom To Permanently Close

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    'Flights of Wonder' At Disney's Animal Kingdom To Permanently Close
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    The “Flights of Wonder” attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will go extinct on Jan. 1, 2018, a spokesperson confirmed Thursday.

    The 25-minute show reportedly opened in April 1998, featuring 20 species of exotic birds. The attraction featured blue and gold macaws, a great horned owl, an African grey parrot and several other winged creatures that swooped over the audience or performed onstage.

    The show’s “final flight” will take place on Dec. 31, according to the official Disney website. A new attraction based on the Disney Pixar movie “Up” will take its place, a spokesperson said.

    The new “Up” show will open its doors in spring 2018 and will follow the characters Russell and Dug as they discover species of birds from around the world. So, even though the “Flights of Wonder” show will soon be permanently closed, it seems the “Up” replacement will still delve into the world of birds.

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