Rivers of Light Opening in March, 2016?

Rivers of Light Opening in March, 2016?

Major changes are underway at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Early this year it was announced that there will be a new nighttime show at the park. Called Rivers of Light, it will be unlike any other Disney parks show. According to the Disney Parks Blog, the show will combine ” live music, floating lanterns, water screens and swirling animal imagery”. It is set to take place between Discovery River and Expedition Everest.


WDWMAGIC is reporting that Disney has projected that the show will open in March, 2016. No official word has yet been released. The March 2016 date will give Disney two full years to work on the project, which will include the work that will need to be done on the river and near Expedition Everest.

Guests often complain that Disney’s Animal Kingdom is not a “full day park” because it usually closes earlier than the other three. The new show will change that. The show is set to open a year before the new Avatar themed land.


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About PaulaK

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.