Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone.
Restrictions and access
None; has Express Pass access.
Two sentence insider summary
See the animal stars of Hollywood perform in Orlando. This entertaining and educational show is sure to please everyone in your family.
Animal Actors on Location at Universal Studios Florida.
Showtimes and other information
First show is usually around noon, and they occur about every one and a half hours after that. It is very important to get to this show early for good seats — you want to be as close to the stage as possible, since some of the animals are small, and it is a decent-sized outdoor theater (canopy-covered).
Current show schedule
Sample summer show schedule
11:15am, 12:45pm, 2:30pm, 3:45pm, 5:00pm.
Animal Actors on Location – HD video
Animal Actors on Location – real guest reviews
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When I was little, the animal show was a favorite due to my love for animals. I still go to it today. If you've ever wondered how animals become actors this is the place to go. From movies such as How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Beethoven, and Because of Winn Dixie, animals get their acting career started here. Its an adorable showcase of all types of animals and a fun opportunity for audience participation of all ages.
Lets face it, we all miss our pets on vacation. At the end of the show the trainers allow the audience to come and pet some of their animal actors. Its an amazing stress reliever on any of type of day. Nobody leaves the show with a frown. On some days they even bring the animals out in front of the theatre for meet and greets! The trainers are very helpful and willing to answer any question one may have after the show. They've inspired me to purees a career with animals.
Did you know that there are only 4 animal trainers (including the host of the show) that run the Animal Actors on Location show? I didn't either, until the end of the show when I got to talk to one (and pet a beautiful golden retriever). She told me they do a lot of running backstage.
The show was a last minute decision for my boys and me. I had to drag them into it, but they were happy I did. The animals were so cute! My favorite was the dogs. I love dogs. I have a dog and I've taught my dog to do a few tricks, so it was really neat watching the dogs perform tricks as the trainer gave them cues.
SPOILER ALERT: If you or anyone in your party are fearful of animals, you may want to read ahead to see if the show is right for you. But, there are spoilers!
You also get to see several different types of birds, a ferret, a pig, and cats. They are all small animals. There were no reptiles. Most are domesticated, but they do have some hawks. The birds fly over the audience several times and they also get some audience volunteers to come on stage (with the dogs). At the end of the show you can visit with some of the dogs at the stage (you can also exit at the top if you don't want to walk by the animals, but you have to use the stairs).
I really enjoyed the show. It is a little gem right by the E.T. ride, so try to time it so that you see the show before or after you ride E.T.
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