Things will be changing dramatically at Disney's Animal Kingdom starting on April 22nd (aka Earth Day 2016!) The Disney World theme park that has typically closed as the sun went down will now provide a compelling reason to stay well into the evening hours!
Rivers Of LightThe first, immediately noticeable change will come in the form of the first night time show in the park's 18 year history. The new 'Rivers Of Light' show will now become the signature end of the day event at Disney's Animal Kingdom set to rival the Magic Kingdom's Wishes, Epcot's Illuminations, and Disney's Hollywood Studios' Fantasmic!
For those of you that have visited recently, you have probably seen the construction that has been taking place surrounding the water that is located on the Asia & Dinoland side of the park. Unlike Epcot's Illuminations that only provide standing locations around the water, this show will have a large number of seats built into the waterfront for prime viewing of the Rivers Of Light.
Light, Water, Fire, & Animal Spirits!Disney Imagineers have created a night time setting that is set to transform the entire theme park into a totally different experience from the day. It will all start at the iconic Tree Of Life and manifest itself throughout the park, drawing guests to the Rivers Of Light performance that will take place on the water and into the sky.
Joe Rohde narrates the short video explaining the emotions and sense of family that this new show will evoke.
More Attractions To Come!This is just the beginning for Disney's Animal Kingdom in terms of nighttime offerings. Along with the new signature end of night show will be a new evening version of the Kilimanjaro Safaris and ultimately the addition of Pandora - World of Avatar which will bring even more options and attractions into the evening hours.
We are excited about these changes to the best themed Walt Disney World Resort park. There will now be several reasons to stay all day and into the night to explore all that Animal Kingdom has to offer!