Disney recently announced that the controversial Animal Kingdom Park attraction KiteTails would be coming to an end soon.
The Walt Disney World Resort is filled with some of the most magical and incredible attractions, from the Haunted Mansion to the “Festival of Fantasy,” that all make up the . But while fans flock to Disney World for some rides, others have a more controversial reputation.
From kites tearing to rough landings, Disney’s KiteTails has had its ups and downs during its time. And, per a recent announcement from Disney, that time is now coming to an end.
Journalist Scott Gustin took to Twitter to share the news. Check it out:
NEW: Disney KiteTails at Animal Kingdom will end on Sept. 30.
Disney: "Enjoy Disney KiteTails until its last offering on September 30, 2022." pic.twitter.com/RJFrIV6yfp
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) September 14, 2022
Fans on Twitter had mixed reactions to this development at the .
@carlyewisel tweeted, “how could you not call and warn me, I am shattered.”
Lawyer of Dragons, @Dragonlawyer11, added, “This was the best live-action show Disney has ever done. When it worked it was absolutely beautiful. When it didn’t, it was such an entertaining as hell disaster. No matter what you left that show with a smile on your face and a song in your heart.”
However, on the flip side, @robiss215 was surprised the ride was still around. He said, “Yup. When I saw the original post my thought was ‘that’s still going?'”
KiteTails is an attraction in DinoLand U.S.A. in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, which, as we found out recently during D23, will be revamped. Josh D’Amaro announced the development at D23 and brought on Chris Beatty and Jennifer Lee from Walt Disney Imagineering to talk about ideas for the revamp as well.
Read More: D23 UPDATE: DinoLand Is Going to be Revamped
This is what Disney says about the “Kite Tails” on its website,
Taking Magic to New Heights
Hearts and imaginations will soar as larger-than-life kites and colorful props dance through the air to the beat of beloved Disney songs. Enjoy unique shows, themed to two beloved Disney animated classics:
- “The Lion King,” featuring kites inspired by Simba, Zazu and more
- “The Jungle Book,” featuring kites inspired by King Louie, Baloo and more
See the magic take flight above the Discovery River Lagoon during The World’s Most Magical Celebration—the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary.
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