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Discovery Island Carnivale Welcomes Jose & Panchito from The Three Caballeros!

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Discovery Island

Age Interest

All Ages

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  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV

Join a cavalcade of dancers, stilt walkers and musicians for a nighttime dance party in the streets of Discovery Island!

A musical band in straw hats and vibrant clothing with animal depictions plays on stage

Nature and Disney on Display

Revel in the beauty and harmony of all living things during a jubilant jamboree inspired by Carnivale celebrations around the world—now featuring a fun, Disney twist.

In late afternoon when the sun is beginning its descent at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park, listen for the distinctive sounds of Latin and world-beat rhythms as they fill the air around Discovery Island—that’s when José and Panchito enter the scene and the festivities begin!

The Viva Gaia Street Band! and a spirited group of Islanders welcome you to a larger-then-life gala celebrating the wonder and beauty of nature and who we are together—the “Nature Family.” Bursting with cheerful music and spectacular costumes that take inspiration from the living creatures of the air, land and sea, this seemingly spontaneous, free-spirited dance party winds its way from one end of Discovery Island to the other, eventually arriving at the Discovery Island stage where the exhilarating event gets into full swing.

Over the course of several hours, the unflinching beauty of nature mixed with Disney magic is on dazzling display. Clap your hands, dance, laugh and experience unbridled joy in the evening—the pulsating bass, lively beats and playful Disney Characters dressed in extravagant outfits.

In the moonlight, everyone appears to glow. It’s a celebration of the night, a celebration of fun and a celebration of nature— and it’s surely one you’ll never forget.

Performers in vibrant Carnival attire dance on stage while a band behind them play music

Know Before You Go

Be sure to check the My Disney Experience mobile app or view our online park schedule for showtimes. You can also pick up the Times Guide in the park for the schedule. Since this is an outdoor show, it is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Performance times are subject to change.

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Reminder: this is not a reservation.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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