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Flights of Wonder closing

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    As much as we say "no one will care" if a given attraction closes - this one is about as close as you can get.
     
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    This is a big loss for the park imo. Whether anyone cares is irrelevant. It was a nice place to rest and get out of the sun and guests enjoyed the show.
     
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    I actually make it a point to see this every trip. This and animal actors are both really fun.
     
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    Over on Magic they’re speculating that it’ll be replaced by another show. What’s the likelihood of a new script that still revolves around the natural behavior of birds? That would require minimal (if any) changes to infrastructure, and this is rumored to be a quick turnaround for the 20th anniversary.
     
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    You cant change a show with live animals quickly - unless they arent changing the scenery or anything and have been doing rehearsals with the animals already. Especially birds.

    They do a thing they've been trained to do in order to get a treat at the same time, in the same place, with nearly all identical conditions. A guest taking a flash photo can spook the critter and they'll refuse to ever do the trick again.
     
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    Once you close a lot of "no one will care" then a lot will care.
     
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    That’s exactly what I’m saying; new script with the same birds and tricks. You can easily keep the same set and “cast” of birds and make a different show just by changing out or dropping the Guano Joe storyline.
     
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    I never saw this show and always brushed it off, what a bummer considering I thought it would always be there for sometime in the future. Hope the replacement is good.
     
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    I've never seen the show, nor do I care to, and this Guano Joe thing just reaffirms my choice not to do so.
     
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    Just because you don't care doesn't mean others don't as well.
     
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    No, of course not.

    I'm right because years of guest research says my opinion aligns with an overwhelming majority of guests.
     
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    I would love to see that research.
     
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    Do you really want to be as bitter and maligned as I am?
     
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    #weirdscience #weirdresearch
     
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    If Zootopia moves into the expansion pad behind Asia this would be a nice logical location to enter the land on foot, perfectly situated between two other lands.

    Whatever the reason, if this ends up being true, I'll be sad to see the show go. It was one of my favorite animal shows in town.
     
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    My wife and I visited animal kingdom yesterday and used flights of wonder as a place to sit after Everest made us a bit quesy and I have to say, it was one of the best parts of our day. The trainer and other CM who participated did an excellent job, even made a few jokes that were off the cuff and really funny, and the birds were wonderful to watch. I am so glad we were able to see this and disappointed that it will be the only time we get to.
     
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    Sad this show is going, I just watched it this weekend, and with the humor and use of birds mixed with the message of conservation really ties it together. It's a good, positive show.
     
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    Blog Mickey says a new show will be coming with the birds. Last day will supposedly be Dec 31:

     
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