Are you excited about Rivers of Light, the new nighttime spectacular headed to Disney’s Animal Kingdom? Details have been minimal so far, but today, Disney shared some more about this stirring new show, as well as some gorgeous new concept art.
The main concept of the nighttime show is that as you move from day to night, the animal rules change.
For those who don’t know, Rivers of Light is going to take place on the Discovery River in between Discovery Island and Expedition Everest. The main concept of the nighttime show is that as you move from day to night, the animal rules change. The show will feature a pair of mystic hosts have come to the river and are bringing with them the gift of light.
During the show, the hosts will journey from the shores to lantern vessels and will present dances of water and light to summon animal spirits. According to Imagineer Joe Rhode, the light, fire, and water are combined to bring this explosion of animal life and it will rise into the sky and join the stars.
The park’s icon, the Tree of Life will also play an integral part in the story as it will undergo an awakening as spirits bring moments of wonder by magical fireflies. We’ll see amazing stories that will come from the animals of the tree. It appears that projection technology similar to what is used on Cinderella Castle for Celebrate the Magic will be utilized.
Make sure you check out this video featuring Joe as he explains this new spectacular’s story.
Rivers of Light is expected to debut in the spring of 2016.