Disney Theme Park

Rivers of Light

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This vibrant show takes place on Discovery River at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, between Discovery Island and Expedition Everest. Live music and performers, floating lanterns, water screens, and swirling animal imagery are all used during the performance to showcase the beauty of all living things. The show begins as the storyteller hosts set out from the river banks on intricately-detailed, lantern-adorned boats for a breathtaking dance combining water and light to summon the spirits of the animals. This display boasts a celebratory combination of song, light, and color with a grand finale so glorious that you are sure to feel a sense of "peace and oneness with nature."

Imagineer Joe Rohde describes the show by saying, "It takes the idea of the special nature of the animals that are in this park and turns it into a celebration of the beauty of these animals. It starts simply and humbly, continues to unfold and grow as bigger and more elaborate lanterns appear, and then huge curtains of water and light emerge from the water with animals within them. And ultimately it takes off into the sky.”

NOTE: A dining package is now available for this show! When you book lunch or dinner at Tiffins, you will receive a voucher for reserved seating to that evening's show with the purchase of your meal.

IMPORTANT: Be sure to specify that you want the dining package when you book your advanced dining reservation.