• On Jul 31, 2017
    Monica from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I am going to Animal Kingdom on a day that Rivers of light is not taking place, is there a way Disney would allow us in to see Rivers of light on a day it does take place without buying park hopper? I cant bring myself to buy park hopper 2 c a 15 min show

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel Monica ~

    I am one of those people that wants to see it all and do it all every single time I visit the Walt Disney World Resort. Sometimes I find myself making tough decision between things and I have to weigh everything involved before making my final plans.

    Rivers of Light at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park is fantastic. I was super excited when they announced a nighttime show to top off a wonderful day at that park. They have put so much thought into every detail of the show and it is certainly a beautiful performance.

    If you would like to visit more than one theme park in one day, you will need the park hopper option on your tickets. Even if you are visiting a park just for a dining reservation or want to see the fireworks, you will still need the park hopper option.

    Perhaps you could change the days you plan to visit other parks so that you can be at Animal Kingdom on a day that Rivers of Light will be performed. Be sure to keep an eye on the schedule on your My Disney Experience online account or My Disney Experience mobile app. You never know, they may add a show at some point. If you can't change your plans, you may want to wait until your next visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. Adding the park hopper option can certainly increase your budget pretty fast especially if there is more than one person in your family.

    Please feel free to visit us again with all of your planning questions. We are hEAR for you!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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