Disney’s Animal Kingdom comes alive at night with the new Rivers of Light. We’ll show you what to expect from Disney’s newest nighttime spectacular as well as other happenings in the park. Let’s take a look.

Welcome to the park!
Welcome to the park!
Only three months until Pandora!
Only three months until Pandora!

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It's starting to feel like this is getting closer and closer as Disney has ramped up promotion of the new land.
Disney has ramped up promotion of the new land.
Some details.
Some details.

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Pandora opens May 27th, and hopefully we'll be in there for soft openings to cover it for you!
Pandora opens May 27th

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President's Day weekend brought big crowds to the park.
President’s Day weekend brought big crowds to the park. It’s rare to see Animal Kingdom this busy.

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New signs are held by CMs to let people know where to go for Rivers of Light. FP+ all happens on the side over by Everest.
New signs are held by CMs to let people know where to go for Rivers of Light. FP+ all happens on the side over by Everest.
Some RoL merchandise.
Some Rivers of Light merchandise.

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The merchandise is very nice looking.
The merchandise is very nice looking.

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More signage as you get closer to the FP+ entrance.
More signage as you get closer to the FP+ entrance.

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This is the corral for standby. It is right across from the entrance to Dinoland USA.
This is the corral for standby. It is right across from the entrance to Dinoland USA.
Different colored signs for standby than FP+.
Different colored signs for standby than FP+.

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Rivers of Light featured on the park maps.
Rivers of Light featured on the park maps.

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Rivers of Light Opens

While I wasn’t able to get into the show, a friend of the column, Ben Hendel, was able to take a few photos for us. I’m going to ignore the mixed reviews for now and try to watch it with an open mind.

While I haven't seen the show yet, friend of the column Ben Hendel provided a few shots that don't give too much away.
While I haven’t seen the show yet, friend of the column Ben Hendel provided a few shots that don’t give too much away.
You can check out Ben's photography at https://www.instagram.com/benjaminhendelphotography/
You can check out Ben’s photography at https://www.instagram.com/benjaminhendelphotography/
The show seems very colorful and looks to have lots of great moments.
The show seems very colorful and looks to have lots of beautiful moments.

 

Other news from around Walt Disney World

Geyser Point Bar & Grill opened this past week at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. The Copper Creak pool area, part of the recent Disney Vacation Club expansion, plays host to this lounge and bar. A walk up window will offer quick serve dining through out the day as well.

Disney Hollywood Studios recently unveiled a special sneak peek at the upcoming live action motion picture release of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Along with clips and scenes from the movie, actual props and costumes from the film are on display.  One Man’s Dream will host this special engagement thru the end of March.

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That wraps things up for this week’s column! Are you excited to see Animal Kingdom finally have a nighttime spectacular? Will you be seeing it soon? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!

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