Out of all the theme parks that make up Walt Disney World Resort, it comes as no surprise that Animal Kingdom is the wildest!
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From close encounters with dinosaurs to yetis, to the inhabitants of Pandora, to larger-than-life insects, to real-life wild animals, the thrills Guests can find at Animal Kingdom are unrivaled at Walt Disney World. But it isn’t all thrilling; much of Animal Kingdom’s attractions are just as traditionally enthralling as other Disney Parks. Guests can find live performances, educational entertainment, and even interactions with face characters.
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Although face characters are indeed rarer at Animal Kingdom since the Park’s reopening, they’re not extinct. Mickey and Minnie can be met on Discovery Island in a classic meet-and-greet experience. In Africa, the Tusker House Restaurant hosts character dining, where Guests can meet characters such as Donald, Goofy, and occasionally Daisy.
However, one character encounter is a little wilder than the rest: Kevin from the beloved Disney film Up (2009).
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Kevin is a giant, colorful, flightless bird from the hit film Up. Her name is Kevin because Russel incorrectly assumes she’s a male bird and names her upon meeting her. However, at the end of the film, it’s revealed that Kevin is actually a female and a mother too!
This colorful bird has a bold personality that matches her size, and fans can witness that in person as she screeches, chirps, and clucks in Animal Kingdom.
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Kevin has quickly become a fan-favorite due to how downright whimsical and silly she is, and the character encounters at Animal Kingdom definitely do her justice.