• On Feb 17, 2017
    Stacy from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Will the AK River of Lights show only be viewable to those with a fast pass? Do you need to wait in line for this show? Or will it be viewable at spots along the river?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Stacy.

    Rivers of Light, the newest nighttime experience at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, combines spine-tingling music, floating sets, live performances and water displays to celebrate animals and nature.

    Stacy, you are welcome to experience this show one of three ways:
    1) Standby Line, which is available to all Guests.
    2) FastPass+ Planning through My Disney Experience.
    3) Rivers of Light Dining Package, which offers a meal and reserved seating.
    Currently, the show is offered on select nights with a duration of approximately 15 minutes. Please pick up a Times Guide in the park for the most up-to-date schedule or, contact General Inquiries (407) 939-2273.

    Seating in the Rivers of Light Amphitheater is divided by the Discovery River, forming two ‘villages’ on two separate embankments called the Discovery River shoreline and The Serka Zong Marketplace. The Disney Imagineering details are influenced by sacred places in the Eastern World and inspired by Nepanese culture. Featuring the ever-present Lotus flower in Asian culture, as a dominating symbol representing enlightenment through décor and the show. Many objects of significant Nepanese meaning adorn this amphitheater, one of which is the welcoming pole with large parasol, representing compassion, protection and wisdom.

    Namaste for now, Stacy.
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Meet the Panelist: Jacqueline, Ontario

Hello there, I'm Jacqueline from Ontario! I am passionate about Walt Disney World Resort. Each of our Disney Parks vacations have been unique and memorable, bonding our family in ways like no other vacation. Disney vacations quickly became an annual tradition, and we always look forward to our next Disney Parks and Disney Cruise Line vacation! I would be so happy and honored to help you plan your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

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