Earlier this month Disney announced a new show would be coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom,replacing the Flights of Wonder show which will perform for the final time on December 31st 2017. The new show, featuring Russell and Dug from Disney Pixar’s “UP” is due to open Spring 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. There will be “UP” close encounters each day with amazing winged creatures. A few more details about the new show have been revealed. One of the performers in the show will be a character called Anika. Disney are currently auditioning for the role and describe Anika as: “Female, a young woman who lives in the Anandapur Indian village and spends her time as a caretaker of birds in the Caravan aviary. She is the descendent of a Maharani, the storyteller in her proud family. Her movement and language are colorful and expressive. She is personable, playful, and at home in nature."