Walt Disney World is still not ready to announce an exact date that Rivers of Light will be opening at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, but according to a new press release, it will be sometime in 2017. The exact text is below:
Rivers of Light – Coming in 2017, this powerful theatrical production takes Disney’s Animal Kingdom guests on a magnificent emotional journey – a visual mix of water, fire, nature and light choreographed to an original musical score. Continuing the park’s transformation from a day-into-nighttime experience, the amazing after-dark show on the banks of Discovery River celebrates the majesty of nature and the connection between animals and humans in the world. With innovative and never-before-seen technology, Rivers of Light will be unlike any other production ever staged at Walt Disney World Resort.
The new nighttime show was originally scheduled to open April 22, 2016, but was pushed back because of technical difficulties. A preview of the show was given April 20 before the delay announcement was made.
Cast member previews for the revamped show began in late November, so it appears that the show may actually be making its debut soon.