• On Jul 15, 2017
    Amanda from SC 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.

    Staying at AK Lodge for the first time in December (so excited!!) and was wondering if Rivers of Light will be going on then..the schedule didn't show any. Thanks!!!

    Hello Amanda!  Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    There is something unique about Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort that makes it stand out from the rest of the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels, and it's not just the animals roaming outside of your Hotel Room.

    Whether it is the educational bead-collecting activities, the night-vision assisted Savannah viewing, the out-of this-world restaurants or the culturally-informative Cast Members, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is like it's own Theme Park; all while being right down the road from one.

    The Rivers of Light Nighttime Spectacular at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park is a wonderfully-inventive show suitable for the entire family. I'm not sure if you're aware of the lengthy process and delays it took to get Rivers of Light in front of Guests, but I will say that 2 of my Walt Disney World Resort vacations had Rivers of Light scheduled for a viewing, only to be discarded once the show was unavailable to Guests.

    The schedule for Rivers of Light has performances listed until October 31st, 2017. I recommend that you keep checking My Disney Experience and the Disney Parks Blog for any updated information as you get closer to your vacation as Live Performances are often scheduled later to account for any unforeseen circumstances. 

    While this may be a sign that Rivers of Light will not be continuing performances past October 31st, 2017, I find it unlikely knowing the lengths it took to get the show up and ready.

    Happy(and hopeful) Viewing!
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