Saturday, May 3, 2014

"Rivers of Light" Nighttime Spectacular Coming to Animal Kingdom

This week Disney announced a new nighttime spectacular show - which was hinted at earlier - for Animal Kingdom, named Rivers of Light.

The show will take place on Discovery River each night in a location in between Expedition Everest and Discovery Island.  From the concept art the park released the show appears to take elements from many of the chain's popular nighttime shows, such as Fantasmic, World of Color, and the Paris Castle moat shows.  The official description for the show is short for now, revealing only that it will "combine live music, floating lanterns, water screens and swirling animal imagery."  There will be live performers as well, including some musicians.

No opening date for Rivers of Light has been announced, though it is expected to open before the Avatar themed section of the park in 2017.  Other recently announced entertainment for the park includes special ticketed Lion King shows in the new Harambe Theater and a night version of the park's famous Kilimanjaro Safaris.