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  • On Jan 26, 2020
    Jeffery from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'm wondering if you can get a good view the Rivers of Light Show in Animal Kingdom from the Flaming Barbecue Restaurant on Discovery Island?

    Thanks for dropping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Jeffery! Disney’s Animal Kingdom is my favorite park and I am happy to help you have the most magical experience possible during your visit. The very best view for Rivers of Light: We Are One is found in the amphitheater, primarily because it is a forward facing show. Views from other locations can be impeded and the quality of the sound and effects will be diminished as they are directed towards the amphitheater. You can still enjoy the show from other locations, just know the very best spot to be is in the amphitheater. If you choose to view Rivers of Light: We Are One from the Flame Tree Barbecue seating area, you will want to ensure that the restaurant is open during the show time, as often it is already closed, making the seating area no longer available. 

    You have a few options for seating in the amphitheater for Rivers of Light: We Are One. The first option would be to use a FastPass+ selection. The second option would be to queue in the regular stand-by line. Since seating is limited, you will want to arrive quite early. The third option, and the option I prefer to use, is to book a Rivers of Light: We Are One Dining Package. With this package you will enjoy a meal at either Tusker House Restaurant or Tiffins Restaurant and then experience premium seating for Rivers of Light: We Are One. My favorite option is Tusker House Restaurant, with a delicious buffet and only one table-service entitlement required when using the Disney Dining Plan or Deluxe Dining Plan

    Whichever option you choose, I hope that you have an incredible visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park and a magical vacation! Please stop back by if we can help answer any more of your vacation questions. 

    -Angie C. 
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Meet the Panelist: Angie, Florida

Hi! I'm Angie, an Air Force wife from The Sunshine State! I am so happy to share my love and passion for travel, Disney vacation planning, and the magic of a Disney Vacation Club Membership. My family and I have been enjoying our Vacation Club Membership since 2012 and have discovered a whole new world by taking incredible Walt Disney World vacations, cruises on Disney Cruise Line, and have even made a trip to Disneyland Paris. I would love to help you experience the most magical vacation possible!  Learn More About Angie

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