Updated 'Rivers of Light' Nighttime Show To Debute At Disney's Animal Kingdom In May

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One of the centerpiece shows at Disney's Animal Kingdom is getting an upgrade this summer with the debut of 'Rivers of Light: We Are One'. The new version will enhance the already colorful and visually beautiful show that is held nightly in the Discovery River Amphitheater.
“Rivers of Light: We Are One” introduces additional, stunning imagery and familiar animal characters from Disneynature films, along with a colorful tapestry of classic moments from Disney animation, to express our connection with animals and the emotions and milestones we all share in our journey through the great circle of life. Disney Parks Blog

'Rivers of Light' has received mixed reviews since day one. It was originally set to open in late April 2016 but was delayed 10 months due to technical and show element issues. At one point the story of the show featured live performers but were later taken out. There is no question it is a beautiful show but it always seemed to be missing something. It sounds like the updated version just might fill those holes.

'Rivers of Light: We Are One' debuts this Memorial Day Weekend at the beautiful Discovery River Amphitheater located near Expedition Everest. Are you excited? Talk about it below!


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I think to have some familiar and new things in this show will be a great change. This is always least popular with clients of mine, so having something newer or revamped may make for more of that full park day that many are looking for