Rivers of Light at Walt Disney World to Have Soft Openings Prior to February 17th

We recently posted about the official opening for the much anticipated Rivers of Light in Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World scheduled for February 17th.  We are now getting reports that there will be soft openings occurring on select nights.  We have confirmed there will be a show tonight, and there is the possibility that there will be more shows on other evenings prior to February 17th.  There were FastPass+ selections available for the showing tonight, so keep a watch on the park calendar and FastPass+ if you want to try to catch a show before the official opening.  The calendar on the Disney Parks website was updated to include the 7:15PM show at Animal Kingdom tonight, but we didn’t see the addition to any other dates yet.  We will keep you posted as we learn more and hear of more opportunities to see the show early.

The opening for Rivers of Light has been a long time coming, as the opening has been announced and pushed back a few different times.  It looks like this opening is really it and we will finally get to enjoy this nighttime spectacular regularly in the park.

About Christy Caby

I am a long time Disney addict! This love began as a child and stayed with me in my teen years. I completed the Disney College Program, was engaged and honeymooned at Disney, visited WDW while pregnant with each of our two boys, and have brought our boys since they were babies (they are now 5 and 2).