All Events, Closures and Refurbishments at Disney’s Animal Kingdom or Wilderness Lodge in Walt Disney World during January and May of 2015, 2018 and 2021

January 2015

Nov. 30 - CLOSINGAsia : Disney's Animal KingdomFlights of Wonder This show will close to make way for a new show featuring Russell and Dug from "UP!"
Jan. 05 - Apr. 22Discovery Island : Disney's Animal KingdomFlame Tree Barbecue
Jan. 05 - Jun. 17Discovery Island : Disney's Animal KingdomCreature Comforts Closed to be converted into a Starbucks location.
Jan. 05 - Jun. 25Disney's Animal KingdomFlame Tree BBQ

May 2015

Nov. 30 - CLOSINGAsia : Disney's Animal KingdomFlights of Wonder This show will close to make way for a new show featuring Russell and Dug from "UP!"
Jan. 05 - Jun. 17Discovery Island : Disney's Animal KingdomCreature Comforts Closed to be converted into a Starbucks location.
Jan. 05 - Jun. 25Disney's Animal KingdomFlame Tree BBQ

January 2018

Jan. 01 - Apr. 22Asia : Disney's Animal KingdomFlights of Wonder / New UP-Themed Show Flights of Wonder is now closed. A a new show featuring Russell and Dug from Disney Pixar's film "UP" will open spring/summer 2018. This new experience will offer guests the chance to see Senior Wilderness Explorer Russell and his furry friend Dug as they discover species of birds from around the world in their newest adventure at the Caravan Theater in Anandapur Village.
Jan. 02 - Feb. 10Asia : Disney's Animal KingdomKali River Rapids

May 2018

Apr. 22 - May 5Disney's Animal KingdomParty for the Planet/20th Anniversary Celebration As part of this celebration, the new attraction UP! A Great Bird Adventure will debut, and the park will offer animal encounters, family-friendly activities, specialty desserts and more.
May. 02Discovery Island : Disney's Animal KingdomTiffins Talk At Tiffins restaurant, Dr. Anne Savage, Conservation Director for Disney's Animals, Science and Environment, will speak about the cotton-top tamarin conservation project Disney supports in Colombia. The menu will feature South American cuisine.
May. 04Discovery Island : Disney's Animal KingdomTiffins Talk At Tiffins restaurant, Dr. Scott Terrell, Director of Animal and Science Operations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, will chat about caring for the Sumatran tigers that call Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park home, as well as the conservation work Disney is doing to protect tigers in Asia. The menu will feature Asian cuisine.
May. 09Africa : Disney's Animal KingdomFestival of the Lion King

January 2021

Mar 2020 - 2022Disney's Animal Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldFinding Nemo: The Musical Disney has announced that Finding Nemo: The Musical has permanently closed as we know it to be reimagined with a new storyline based on the same classic characters. The new show will be named Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond! and is set to open sometime in 2022.

May 2021

Mar 2020 - 2022Disney's Animal Kingdom : Walt Disney WorldFinding Nemo: The Musical Disney has announced that Finding Nemo: The Musical has permanently closed as we know it to be reimagined with a new storyline based on the same classic characters. The new show will be named Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond! and is set to open sometime in 2022.