I was invited for a private viewing of the show as a part of #DisneySMMC program in February, but, as usual, all opinions are my own.
It was a much anticipated preview for us, when they announced that they had closed Animal Kingdom for our private dinner/party and we would be enjoying as the first public audience to preview Rivers of Light Show! The latest nighttime offering at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, which officially debuted at the park last week!
As our Travel Tuesday segment, we would like to share why we loved the show and it is a must see, when you visit Disney Parks!
We loved that “Rivers of Light” combines live performances, floating set pieces, music, beautiful fountains and so much more in a celebration of the relationship between humans, animals and nature.
This is the first thing we saw, the beauty of the floating pieces that looked like paintings fading in the night!
Each Animal Spirit Guide represents a different element: An African Elephant and her calf embody Earth; a Turtle and her baby signify Water; a Great Horned Owl and her owlets symbolize the Sky; and an Asian Tiger represents Fire.
As the show begins, Aseema and Aditya, set out on their vessels to bring the gift of light to the river. They tell their stories on their respective sails using intricate Balinese shadow puppets of each of the four creatures. The Animal Spirit Guides are then brought in the form of four, Asian-inspired lantern floats.
As they make their way across Discovery River, each animal springs into life and travels across the river’s glowing water falls. The Animal Spirit Guides then lead us through a visual celebration of earthly and ethereal animal realms – Asian jungles, African savannas, tropical oceans, North American mountains – ending in the Aurora Borealis (known in some cultures as the sky’s “Rivers of Light”).
You can watch some of the show’s moments we experienced by clicking on the video/picture below:
(best viewed at 720 HD resolution)
You can make reservations by visiting DisneyWorld.com/dining or calling 407-WDW-DINE. To make dining or FastPass+ reservations for the new show, visit MyDisneyExperience.com or the My Disney Experience app. (And don’t forget, the show, which is included in theme park admission, also offers standby seating).
I had the pleasure of sharing some moments live with my community! So truly honored to have witnessed such a beautiful display of color, light and water, having a strong story telling behind it all, which is a mark of everything Disney Parks bring to us!
My son was completely immersed in the experience! He even asked my husband, as a tech lover, about the mechanics behind water, lights and movement!! I know the show instantly became a must come back for him and our whole family!
I hope you’ve enjoyed learning all about it and that you’ll check it out next time you visit the parks!
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