“Rivers of Light” at Animal Kingdom Gets an Update!

Leah SikesAnimal Kingdom, Blog

Animal Kingdom’s first nighttime show, “Rivers of Light,” debuted in early 2017. Now, this summer, the show is getting a fresh take with new visuals and changes to the score.

The new show, called “Rivers of Light: We Are One,” will encompass all that “Rivers of Light” was and more.


Imagery Updates

Familiar imagery to those who have seen the show will still dance across the waters, with additions of characters from both Disneynature films and popular classic Disney animated features. According to Disney, this addition will “express our connection with animals and the emotions and milestones we all share in our journey through the great circle of life.”

“Rivers of Light: We Are One” Debuts over Memorial Day weekend! Photo by Cliff Wang.

Musical Changes

The music is also getting an update. The music will incorporate both aspects and pieces from the original show and music all Disney fans will know and love. The show debuts in Animal Kingdom early this summer, over Memorial Day Weekend.

By Leah Sikes

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Leah Sikes

Leah Sikes is a graphic designer living in Oklahoma City, always wishing she was at Disney! She loves to travel and hopes to one day visit all the Disney parks. Leah designs for WDW Magazine and Dad’s Guide to WDW, and writes a column each month for the magazine.