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This Week in Disney Parks Photos: ‘Rivers of Light’ Is Here!

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

The much-anticipated show “Rivers of Light,” the latest nighttime offering to debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, officially debuted at the park last night.

Behind the Scenes: Ancient Techniques & Digital Technology Bring ‘Rivers of Light’ Costumes To Life

This week, we shared a ton of behind-the-scenes content on what to expect, from the show’s storyline, costumes and music, to the small details you can spot in the theming of the theater. And as you can see, this nighttime show couldn’t be more visually stunning!


Continuing the grand Disney tradition of innovative nighttime entertainment, “Rivers of Light” combines live performances, floating set pieces, soaring music, beautiful fountains and more in a celebration of the relationship between humans, animals and nature.

Tiffins at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Reservations are now open and can be made by visiting or calling 407-WDW-DINE. To make dining or FastPass+ reservations for the new show, visit or the My Disney Experience app. (And don’t forget, the show, which is included in theme park admission, also offers standby seating).

Keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog, as we share more details on what’s new and what’s next for Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

For more about “Rivers of Light,” visit the posts below:


  • Does anyone know when the River of Lights dining package will open for July and August?

  • Any chance we’ll get to see (stream) it on Disney Parks Live?

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