“Rivers of Light: We Are One” Revamped Nighttime Show Debuts This Memorial Day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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It appears that despite Disney’s efforts to keep the Rivers of Light nighttime show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom character-free, they have finally caved and announced that they are adding in characters from Disney animation and Disneynature films to the show, as well as Disney music to the show score. Check out their official announcement below!

Since its introduction more than two years ago, “Rivers of Light” has enchanted Disney’s Animal Kingdom guests with a nighttime pageant of beautifully illuminated lantern floats, grand theatrical imagery, a soaring musical score and innovative special effects. This summer, the next chapter of this spectacle will unfold with the debut of “Rivers of Light: We Are One.”

“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.

The music of “Rivers of Light: We Are One” weaves together the original musical score and familiar Disney themes to create a powerful arrangement that inspires and carries us through moments of discovery, fun, friendship, fear, love and family.

“Rivers of Light: We Are One” comes to the Discovery River Amphitheater at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, beginning Memorial Day Weekend 2019.

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Normally, I am against Disney over using their IP, but in the case of this show, it’s very much needed. It’s such a bland show as it is.


I’d say Rest In Peace, Rivers, but the soul of this show died with the loss of the shamans.


Like The Lion King 2 Simba’s Pride?


Here come the commercials. Basically what happened to World of Color:once a show (spectacular) that became nothing but a spectacle of random IP. 20mins of advertising advertisements. Funny thing is to the type of folks that goto these places, they’re so tired from waiting in lines, they need these IP reminders to wrap up their day.