When I was at the D23 Expo in August, I was excited to learn some details about the new “Rivers of Light” show coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. I’m really excited that Animal Kingdom is finally getting the night-time love it deserves. Here is a recently released video with details about it:
And the official description from Disney:
When the new nighttime experience “Rivers of Light” debuts in spring 2016 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, you will enjoy one of the most memorable and emotionally stirring shows in the park’s history.
The show will take place on Discovery River between Discovery Island and Expedition Everest. During the show, a pair of mystical hosts come to the river bearing gifts of light and set out from the shore on elaborate lantern vessels for a dramatic dance of water and light to summon animal spirits. With the storytellers as guides, the wonders of “Rivers of Light” builds to a stunning crescendo.
In addition to the show, you will notice the park’s iconic Tree of Life undergo an amazing awakening as the animal spirits of the tree are brought to “light” by magical fireflies, revealing moments of wonder and enchantment.
To create “Rivers of Light,” Imagineers and Creative Entertainment partnered with the talents of master puppet designer Michael Curry, composer Mark Mancina and the filmmakers at Disneynature.