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Rivers of Light Now Being Shown Nightly

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As a reminder, beginning tonight and throughout the spring and summer seasons, the new nighttime spectacular for Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Rivers of Light, will now be shown on a nightly basis.

The show, which takes place on the Discovery River, will be performed twice nightly during this busy spring break/Easter season, from April 9 until April 22. Then, beginning April 23 and running through September 4, the show is currently scheduled to be performed once each evening.

The show begins with an awakening of fireflies that lead to a procession across the water. From there, clusters of lanterns appear as one of four beautiful animal spirit forms—the Tiger, Turtle, Elephant and Owl. Rivers of Light features song, light, color water, shaman storytellers, and more. I found the show to be beautiful. Rivers of Light lasts approximately 15 minutes.

For those looking to guarantee that they get to see the show, FastPass+ reservations are available to be made. In addition, Rivers of Light dining packages are also available at either Tiffins or at Tusker House.

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Rikki Niblett

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  • We have reservations in October and I’ve noticed the hours at AK for that month are now 9-7. Also while trying to make ADLs for the ROL Dining Pkg, there is nothing available for Oct. The last one was Sept 28th. Do you have any ideas on if that will change? 7 seems pretty early to enjoy ROL and Pandora at night! Thanks!

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