Rivers Of Light Announcement Date And With Selected Dining Package At Disney’s Animal Kingdom

This week has been a very busy week for big announcements by The Walt Disney Company with the announcement dates for Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the Star Wars expansions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and over at the Disneyland Resort. Well finally after some long delays and major bumps in the road that the Disney Parks Blog has officially announced the opening date for new nighttime show of Rivers of Light.

We all hope this will be the “real date” because the show was promised last year on Animal Kingdom’s birthday and Earth Day but, with so many technical and mechanical issues it was delayed. The show was announced back in October 2013 and flash forwarding it was replaced by the temporary interim The Jungle Book: Alive With Magic show that was created within a 60 day time frame because Rivers of Light wasn’t up and ready to debut.

Rivers of Light will debut next week Friday, February 17th, 2017 and yesterday a cut down version of the show was debuted towards the Disney Social Media Moms as preview. This may not be the full version until we find out next weekend for it and video of it down below by via Jones Family Travels on YouTube.

Fastpass+ are now available to be booked over at the official Walt Disney World website  or the My Disney Experience app for your reservations of the new nighttime show and also here is a breakdown the dining package too. The dining package for Rivers of Light will made selected available over at the Tusker House or Tiffins and are like the standard dining packages for any Disney nighttime show.

The Tusker House in which according towards the Disney Parks Blog that, “You can choose the breakfast, lunch or dinner buffet on the day of the show (but you have to dine at least 2 ½ hours before the show). Breakfast is $37, $23 ages 3 to 9, plus tax and gratuity; lunch and dinner, $49, $30 ages 3 to 9, plus tax and gratuity. Tusker House Restaurant is on the Disney Dining Plan and counts as one table-service meal.”

If you chose and select to dine over at Tiffins with the Rivers of Light Package that, “Dining Packages are available at both lunch and dinner. Choose your favorite appetizer, entrée, dessert plus a non-alcoholic beverage. Dining must take place at least two and a half hours prior to showtime. Cost is $67, $32 ages 3 to 9 plus tax and gratuity. Tiffins accepts the Disney Dining Plan, and counts as two table-service meal entitlements.”

To call and book your reseverations can be contacted over at 407-WDW-DINE or by visiting Disneyworld.com/dining.


Continuing the grand Disney tradition of innovative, after-dark entertainment, “Rivers of Light” combines live performance, floating set pieces, a soaring musical score, fountains and more in a celebration of animals and nature. The story magically unfolds on the broad natural stage of the Discovery River, conveying the uplifting spirit of an ancient and timeless lantern ceremony and filled with symbolism, storytelling and plenty of heart.”

Get swept away in a timeless show that celebrates the beauty of all living things. With a brilliant fusion of water, sound and light, it’s quite unlike anything you’ve experienced before! As sunlight fades and the stars begin their twinkle, remember that we are all bound together by earth and spirit—past, present and future.

Listen as the Discovery River responds to the whispers of the world, cradling creatures with a symphony that swells with wild murmurs and shimmering secrets of the universe. So begins a new light—a vibrant awakening of flitting fireflies leading to a ceremonious procession across the water. Before your eyes, clusters of lantern light shift and shape into stunning animal spirit forms—the Tiger, Turtle, Elephant and Owl. Spellbound, you’re transported across Asian jungles and tropical oceans to African savannahs and North American mountains.

This magnetic display culminates in a triumphant blend of song, light, color and earthly elements—a grand finale so divine that you can’t help but feel a sense of peace and oneness with nature.” from via the Disney Parks Blog and the official Walt Disney World site.

Rivers of Light will just make it’s mark before the grand opening of Pandora: The World of Avatar on May 27th, 2017 and to visit the mysterious planet that you can visit there site here. For everything Disney and all other themed entertainment news, keep checking back here at SkywalkingAdventure.com


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