VIDEO: “Rivers of Light” debuts two spectacular scenes in Disney’s Animal Kingdom preview event

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We’ve written about it (and written about it) and now, I’ve finally had the chance to check out the nighttime spectacular transformation of Disney’s Animal Kingdom — and boy, is it incredible!

Rivers of Light, the new water-oriented show that takes over the big lake in the “Asia” section of the park, is all about animal spirits and the way they contribute to the great circle of life. I had a chance to see a special short preview the immaculate projections on towering fountains of water, light dancing all around us, and the result was absolutely breathtaking. While the final show will have a lot more to offer, the two scenes I saw was imagination incarnate.

Check out the video below:

Without a doubt, these brand-new nighttime experiences are nothing short of breathtaking and will absolutely turn Animal Kingdom from a “half-day park” into a “full-day park”. The imagineers have put a ton of love and respect into this new endeavor, and it pays off in spades. Guys, if you’re reading this, you should all be very very proud of yourselves. But you don’t need me to tell you that. The proof is in the pudding. Nighttime at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a must-see.

So what do you think? Are you excited to see it all for yourself? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, and as always, stick with Inside the Magic for all Disney parks news!


  1. Randy

    Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to see it in person. Seems to be a great fit for Animal Kingdom.

  2. Erica

    Oh my!! Breathtaking!!! Cannot wait to see it in person, as I was freaking out just watching it on the computer!! Go AK!

  3. Greg

    Looks good. This alone does not turn it into a full day park though. Just having nighttime shows doesn’t do it. But having enough attractions to want to do does. Avatar will help in that direction a bit at least, with two new attractions.

  4. Juan Cantu

    This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Jacquelin Marquez

    look really amazing hopefully they open the show really soon, please


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