• On Feb 20, 2016
    Doug from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    What time would the new Rivers of Light be starting at Animal Kingdom? I'm trying to decide what time to make dining reservation so I won't miss the show

    Hi Doug, 

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us another question!

    I wish I knew the answer to your question, because I’ve been asking myself something similar when trying to plan my family’s dining reservations for our next visit to Walt Disney World Resort. Unfortunately, we don’t yet know what time Rivers of Light will be presented at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park or even when its performances will begin.

    Here’s what I’ve done for my family’s upcoming visit: I’ve made dining reservations at 5:00 at a restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge on the night when, hopefully, we would be able to see Rivers of Light. My best guess (and, remember, this is ONLY a guess!) is that the earliest time that the show might take place would be 7:00 pm, which should give us enough time to eat and head back to the Park in time for the show. If things change when the schedule comes out, then I’ll re-think my plans accordingly, keeping in mind that last-minute dining reservations are often available the day before. 

    Another alternative: make lunch your big meal of the day, and plan to eat at a counter service or fast casual location at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park for dinner. 

    I hope my answer helps you plan your upcoming vacation. Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions. 

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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