Rivers of Light Now Open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom


The first performance of Rivers of Light was held at 7:15 p.m. on February 17th. Until April 8th the show will be presented once nightly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Thereafter, the show will often be presented daily with two showings per night. Make sure to check the showtime hours, as they will vary throughout the year.

Rivers of Light

Disney is also offering Rivers of Light Dining Packages for all shows and on most dates.

Here are the prices for the dining packages:

Breakfast at Tusker House starts at $39 for adults and $23 for children ages 3 to 9. Lunch and dinner prices start at $52 for adults and $32 for children ages 3 to 9. Lunch and dinner packages at Tiffins start at $67 for adults and $26 for children ages 3 to 9.

As always, we recommend you double-check showtimes, dates, and dining package availability prior to your visit. You can do so on the official Rivers of Light page. For more information and dining package availability, check here.

More Animal Kingdom Entertainment Not To Be Missed:

When the sun sets, the park’s iconic symbol, The Tree of Life, awakens. The 14-story-tall structure, with its network of carved “roots” in the shapes of animals, comes alive as a sound-and-light show is projected onto its branches. Each show lasts about three minutes and comes with an original musical score. This show is really lovely and well worth seeing.

The new nighttime version of Kilimanjaro Safaris allows you to explore the savanna and its inhabitants, thanks to special lighting. Disney has done an amazing job of replicating the sub-Saharan East African landscape that guests can observe throughout the day. Special technology creates additional hours of twilight, making this attraction very beautiful at night.

Wait, There’s More!

At night, Harambe hosts the Harambe Wildlife Parti, a lively street party with entertainment and musical acts. At Discovery Island, dancers, stilt walkers, and musicians take to the street for the nighttime Discovery Island Carnivale.

With a May 27th opening date set for Pandora—The World of Avatar, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be super busy. Be prepared!

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