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BREAKING: Rivers of Light Debut Date Set for Disney’s Animal Kingdom; Dining Package Information

We have been wondering when Rivers of Light, the much delayed nighttime show for Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, might be debuting since it was first delayed back in April of this year. Well, it seems today we have finally gotten our answer…

DisneyWorld.com today added information on Rivers of Light dining packages
DisneyWorld.com today added information on Rivers of Light dining packages

According to dining packages available for the show on DisneyWorld.com, Rivers of Light will officially debut on or around May 1st, 2017. The dining packages offering reserved viewing space for the show will begin to be offered on May 1st, so the show would have to debut by then. Dining packages will be available for booking 180 days in advance should all go according to plan this time.

For some reason, the Tiffins package is not actually listed along with Flame Tree Barbecue and Tusker House, but the official information confirms that 3 restaurants will be a part of the dining package.

Rivers of Light dining package information
Rivers of Light dining package information
Rivers of Light dining package information
Rivers of Light dining package information

UPDATE: The page has since been removed from DisneyWorld.com, so we will have to wait and see if this was an error on Disney’s part or if we are really going to have to wait until May for Rivers of Light to debut.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.

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  • no, it was 1st of May! The same page was posted on the dibb, with the same text in mid March this year with starting date 1st of May

  • Apologies Tom, I love your blog but I recall that the previous appearance of this rivers of light dining package page stated May 1st and that was back in March this year. Also Tiffins prices aren’t listed and I have a feeling that they have not updated the old page yet.

    I am fan of your website and appreciate that you are keeping us updated with all news! My previous comment doesn’t read well.

  • Its getting confusing can we just start to ask Disney if that have a update. I would love it to come This Fall or Winter 2016. But if this will be a good show i would like to start planing my next vacation around this and other 2017 Orlando theme park openings.
    Thanks for finding this info out i do enjoy ur site and staff.