• On Feb 11, 2017
    Brian from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    The River of Lights Dining Package is only accepting reservations through June. Our dining reservations for our August 2017 trip begins today. Do you know when the River of Lights Dining Package will be available for August 2017?

    Jambo, Brian!

    I'm so excited about the new nighttime offering at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park: Rivers of Light.

    From the Disney Parks Blog: "The show celebrates the magic of nature coming to life and starts with an ancient lantern festival that draws out four Animal Spirit Guides – an Elephant, Owl, Tiger and Turtle. These animals take shape as larger-than-life lantern floats, some of which measure 15-feet-tall and 30-feet-long, and were designed to look as if they were created centuries ago."

    I'm not privy to any information about whether or not they'll be extending reservations for the Rivers of Light Dining Package through August. Hopefully, all will go well with the show, and the calendar will open up with packages soon. What you may want to do is go ahead and make a dining reservation at either Tusker House Restaurant or Tiffin's on the day you're planning to visit Animal Kingdom, and then later make a FastPass+ reservation for the Rivers of Light show. If dining packages open up before your trip, you could cancel your prior reservations and switch to the dining package. Our group already had reservations for Tiffin's next week, and did exactly this when the dining packages became an option.

    I encourage you to stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog or Walt Disney World Resort on Twitter for the most up-to-date announcements regarding Rivers of Light. Make sure to check back often on the Rivers of Light Dining Package page to see if any future dates have become available.

    I hope you'll be able to secure these reservations for your upcoming trip! Have a magical day - Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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