• On Aug 14, 2019
    Rhonda from IN 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.

    I am wondering if the River of Light dining package is simply the character meal with the added bonus of reserved seating for the show? Is it the same price and characters are there? Thank you!

    Hey, Rhonda! Watching Rivers of Light is a beautiful way to end your day in Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Since it is quite a popular entertainment option, I appreciate that the Rivers of Light Dining Package is offered to guests. This package provides guests with access to a reserved premium seating area, which I feel is in one of the best spots to view the pageantry. This package is highly recommended and I am sure you will find lots of value in it!

    The Rivers of Light Dining Package can be booked through the Disney Dining web page. It is listed separately from the regular listings of the participating restaurants as there are additional components that come with the package, as well as a different price. There is a slight upcharge for the package since it includes the meal plus the reserved seating vouchers. The meal offerings and characters that greet guests during your time at Tusker House Restaurant are the same, whether you have the package or not. While these are subject to change, the current prices for Rivers of Light Dining Package at this dining location are as follows:

    Breakfast prices start at:
    $46.00 adults
    $28.00 children, ages 3 to 9
    Lunch/Dinner prices start at:
    $60.00 adults
    $36.00 children, ages 3 to 9

    The reserved viewing section for Rivers of Light Dining Package participants offers a fantastic view. While the section is reserved, specific seats are not, so you will still want to arrive early for the show. I recommend you arrive at least 30 minutes before the show begins. I hope this information helps you plan a roaring great time at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park! Thanks for stopping by and please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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