• On Oct 11, 2016
    Jaclyn from LA 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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    We are coming to Disney World on Oct. 22-28, 2016. Any word on Rivers of Light at A.K. being open by then?

    Welcome to Disney Parks Moms Panel, Jaclyn!

    I am so excited to see Rivers of Light at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, so I've been keeping an eye on the latest, too.

    One of my favorite sources of official information is Disney Parks Blog; Rivers of Light announcements there have been filled with gorgeous photos, videos and other fascinating background insights into what's sure to be a true spectacular. Check out this video for for an inside peek: #DisneyParksLIVE: 'Rivers of Light' Live Chat.

    Now, on unofficial sites such as WDWNT.com, there are rumors swirling that Rivers of Light may open by late October/mid-November. Of course, none of that has been confirmed by Disney, but it's fun to read of a suspected possibility!

    Just in CASE this exciting show opens during a fall visit, I scheduled at least one Animal Kingdom Theme Park day to include late night activities in each of my two trips. Disney's Animal Kingdom Park at Night is also entirely different than a daytime visit, so be sure to head there in the evening hours, too, Jaclyn. Tree of Life Awakenings are gorgeous, Sunset Kilimanjaro Safaris are brimming with active animals, and Expedition Everest is super-scary in the DARK. You'll love them!

    Be sure to check for updates on Disney Parks Blog, Jaclyn, and send more questions as you think of them; we love to help!

    Andrea H
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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