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Rivers of Light Changing Again

Updated: May 21, 2023

Rivers of Light, the nighttime show at Disney's Animal Kingdom, has been troubled from the get-go. Debuting in 2017, it's already seen significant changes and now a new iteration is coming this Memorial Day. "Rivers of Light: We are One" will include Disney characters and music, something Disney previously said the show would not include. Rivers of Light has undoubtedly been the least popular of Walt Disney World's nighttime spectaculars — truly a one and done, even skippable attraction. Let's hope this revamp breathes new life into the show. See Disney's official announcement below!

“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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