• On Mar 7, 2017
    Tod from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do you know if the Rivers of Light experience at AK has fireworks? My daughter is terrified of them to the Nth degree. I've secured reservations with the dining at Tusker House, but if there are fireworks, we'll have to pass. Thank you!

    Hi Tod,

    One of my daughters was really afraid of the loud noise from fireworks when she was little (and isn't a big fan even as an adult), so I understand your reservations. I'm happy to tell you that there are no fireworks in Rivers of Light. I believe the animals on the Animal Kingdom savanna have the same aversion to loud explosions as your daughter.

    There is swelling music and some shooting flames along with the bursts of light as scenes are projected on the walls of water that act as a screen for the images. I have seen the show once and don't recall any startling noises. However, to be sure, you might want to check out one of the videos of the show that have been placed on the internet by guests and travel providers. I've seen a couple that capture the show very well.

    While you are at Animal Kingdom at night, Tod, I recommend you also take the opportunity to see the Tree of Life Awakenings. Again, no exploding lights, but the scenes dancing across the Tree of Life are beautiful. There are several variations, and it occurs about every 10 to 15 minutes. The best view is from the open area near Discovery Trading Company.

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. I hope this was useful, but please feel free to check back if you need more information or have other questions. Enjoy!


thumbnail image for Wilma

Meet the Panelist: Wilma, Florida

We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
Learn More About Wilma

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.