VIDEO: Behind the Scenes Look at Making the Music for “Rivers of Light”

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To celebrate the opening of Rivers of Light, Disney has been releasing short behind-the-scenes videos about the show. This one is about the amazing musical score in the show that guest can’t seem to stop talking about.  The Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Team has said that to create this beautiful score to accompany the show, they needed to create this thing called a “soundscape.” The ‘Soundscape’ would tell the animals’ journey they take throughout Rivers of Light. The score was composed in the Abbey Road Studios in England and had many unique instruments, including some not heard of before in Disney Parks nighttime spectacular, such as a duduk, bansuri flute, erhu, Chinese opera drums, and Taiko drums. Here is the video from the Disney Parks Blog:

Rivers of Light officially debuted last week, so be sure to check your times guide or the My Disney Experience app for nights with showtimes.

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Ben Drummond

Ben lives in Central Florida with his family, has an annual pass to the parks, has been there over 200 times, loves anything and all things Disney related, and Mickey Mouse is his favorite Disney Character. He has recently just joined WDWNT in February and has a passion to proclaim/write the latest Disney news for the public. He has been an active Disney nerd since 2010.

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  • The music was nice! The Rivers of Light show, not a journey at all to me. More a cool special effects and water features dancing to music. Needs work to tell any kind of story or have much more emotional impact. It’s no Illuminations (though obviously Disney doesn’t spend money on big stuff like they used to either)

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