• On Sep 17, 2018
    Beth from MO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How is seating at River of Lights in Animal Kingdom?

    Hi Beth,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Seating for the Rivers of Light show at Disney's Animal Kingdom is in a large amphitheater. Guests can view the show by either waiting in the standby line, using a Fast Pass+ selection, reserving a dining package or reserving the dessert party. Currently, guests with the dining package can choose Tusker House Restaurant or Tiffins. When we did the Rivers of Light Dining Package, we received our show vouchers during the meal when we dined at Tusker House Restaurant for dinner. We actually squeezed in a fourth Fast Pass+ after dinner and before the show. Although there is a reserved seating area for dining package guests, seating within that section was first come, first serve, so I suggest that you arrive at least 20-30 minutes early. We arrived 15 minutes early and still managed to get seats on the third row. Having seen this show from the back of the amphitheater and closer to the front, I much prefer sitting closer to the front to see some of the details in the show!

    Beth, note the details about the Rivers of Light Dessert Party to decide if this option is a better fit for your party. If you decide to use a Fast Pass+ selection for the show, remember that, since your third initial Fast Pass+ would occur later in the evening, you would not be able to add any additional Fast Pass+ selections during the day. If you can, I definitely recommend a dining package. We were planning to dine at Tusker House Restaurant anyway, so I just changed to the dining package when it was available to reserve!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,

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