Rivers of Light: We Are One and More New Fun Started at Walt Disney World This Weekend

We previously announced that Rivers of Light: We Are One would debut Memorial Day Weekend at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  The weekend is finally here and guests have already been able to check out the new show.  This show is the next chapter in the nighttime pageant at the park and tells the story of our connection with animals and the emotions and milestones that we all share as part of the great circle of life. Per Disney Parks Blog, “the show introduces additional, stunning imagery and familiar animal characters from Disneynature films, along with a colorful tapestry of classic moments from Disney animation.”

Check out this great video:

This weekend also marked changes at the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  The Tree of Life will now awaken with a new story that is inspired by the new Disney release of The Lion King.  There will be moment where Simba and his journey as depicted with an amazing musical score. Guests can also check out the Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party, plus a variety of great Disney PhotoPass photo opportunities that are themed after The Lion King.

Check out this great video for the Tree of Life:

Now more than ever, it’s a great time to visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom to take in the magic of nature and feel the love for “The Lion King.”

Disney’s The Lion King is set to debut in theaters on July 19th, 2019.  Check out the awesome film trailer below:

What do you all think of the amazing fun coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom?

Photo and Source Credit:  Disney Parks Blog


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About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!