Home » Archive

Articles tagged with: Rivers of Light

Disney Movies, Disney Parks »

[24 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: Animal Kingdom Updates, Toy Story Land, and More!

What a week in Disney news! The #AwakenSummer press event was full of exciting news about the Walt Disney World Resort this week.
Perhaps the biggest story of the week was the news that Disney’s Animal Kingdom was finally extending park hours starting Memorial Day Weekend. The park will be open until 11 p.m. and guests can experience several new nighttime events, but not the much-anticipated Rivers of Light.
That show is delayed for a bit, but in its place a new nighttime show based on The Jungle Book is planned through …

Disney Parks, Featured »

[20 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Comes to Life After Dark Beginning Memorial Day Weekend

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is officially transforming to a nighttime destination on Memorial Day Weekend!
Guests will have a chance to experience Kilimanjaro Safaris After Dark once the park officially extends its hours at the end of May. Special lighting will allow guests to see the nighttime activities of animals on the savanna, including two new additions – African wild dogs and hyenas.
The Tree of Life will awaken each night with the help of magical fireflies that will “reveal colorful stories of wonder and enchantment.”
And throughout the summer, a new show inspired …

Disney Corporate, Disney Parks, Headline »

[10 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: Tom Staggs Steps Down, Animal Kingdom Delays, and More

Whew. What a week it’s been in the world of Disney! Let’s jump right into the news.
Tom Staggs, the man many considered the heir apparent to Disney CEO Bob Iger, has announced he is stepping down from his role at Chief Operating Officer at The Walt Disney Company.
Staggs has been with the company for 26 years and will leave for good at the end of September.
Disney World announced that the new nighttime events at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, including Rivers of Light, are delayed. The new nighttime entertainment was supposed to …

Disney Parks »

[5 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]
Disney’s Announces Delay in Nighttime Offerings at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The much-anticipated nighttime events at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will not be starting on April 22 as planned.
Disney announced today that the nighttime show Rivers of Light and the evening experiences at the park’s iconic Tree of Life will not open on Earth Day. No official opening day was announced.
The announcement said that additional time was needed to create experiences that would “exceed guests’ expectations.”
Other nighttime offerings at the theme park are supposed to include the Discovery Island Carnivale, Harambe Wildlife Parti, and a nighttime safari experience on Kilimanjaro Safaris. Disney’s …

Disney Parks »

[7 Mar 2016 | No Comment | ]
New Experiences Coming to the Walt Disney World Resort this Summer

This summer promises to be a very exciting season at the Walt Disney World Resort thanks to new experiences and attractions.
The fun starts April 4 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with the start of a new stage show, ‘Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away.’  The show features moments from the Star Wars films and features BB-8, Kylo Ren, Darth Vader, and more.
Later in the summer a new fireworks show, ‘Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular’ debuts at the Studios.
At Disney’s Animal Kingdom the new nighttime spectacular, Rivers of Light, debuts on …

Disney Cruise Line, Disney Movies, Disney Parks »

[6 Mar 2016 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: Rivers of Light, New Disney Cruise Line Ships, and More

What a week it’s been! There was so much exciting Disney news it was hard to keep up – but we did our best! Let’s dive right in!
After much speculation and anticipation, it was announced that Rivers of Light – the new nighttime show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – will officially open on Earth Day, April 22!
Disney Cruise Line announced that two new ships will be joining the fleet in 2021 and 2023! There are no names announced yet for the new ships but we’ll keep you posted!
Zootopia opened in …

Disney Parks »

[3 Mar 2016 | No Comment | ]
‘Rivers of Light’ Debuts at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Earth Day, April 22

After many, many months of anticipation we finally know when the new nighttime spectacular, Rivers of Light, is opening at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
The date: Earth Day, April 22!
This new nighttime show takes places on the Discovery River in the Asia area of the Animal Kingdom.
Rivers of Light starts with an ancient lantern festival guided by two storytellers who “call fort four animal Spirit Guides” – an Asian Tiger, a Tropical Turtle, an African Elephant, and the Great Horned Owl. The show is based on the mythology of the Rivers of …

Disney Parks »

[21 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
New Collectible Popcorn Buckets Coming to the Disney Parks

Earlier this week the Disney Parks were celebrating National Popcorn Day (yes, it’s a “holiday”) and announced new collectible popcorn buckets.
Guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will soon be able to purchase a new lotus popcorn bucket that also lights up, turning into a luminary.
This lotus popcorn bucket won’t be available until “later this year” likely in conjunction with the opening of the Rivers of Light nighttime show later this spring. The show will feature lanterns and some of the concept art has features lotus blossoms.
At Disneyland, guests can already purchase …

Disney Parks »

[24 Dec 2015 | No Comment | ]
Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks Opens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a park in a state of constant change these days thanks to the ongoing construction of Pandora – The World of AVATAR, and the work related to the Rivers of Light.
And now there’s a brand-new bar and snack stand ready to feed hungry guests who happen to be trekking through Asia.
This snack stand is actually located in the same spot where guests would have grabbed a paper FastPass back in the day. But now you can stop by and grab a cool drink or a quick …

Disney Movies, Disney Parks »

[6 Dec 2015 | No Comment | ]
This Week in Disney News – Star Wars Launch Bay Opens, Special Merchandise Events, and More

Happy December! Can you believe we have just a few weeks left in 2015? It’s been another busy week of Disney news so let’s jump right in!
Star Wars fan started the week visiting the all-new Star Wars Launch Bay at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The new walk-through experience is located at the former spot of the Magic of Disney Animation which closed forever this summer.
Fans visiting the Star Wars Launch Bay have a chance to check out movie memorabilia, props, and more. There’s also a short film – Star Wars: Path …