• On Apr 24, 2017
    Marlaina from IL 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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    Wondering if Rivers of Light will be open Oct 24-26, 2017? Right now October is showing no times available. Thinking maybe Rivers of Light will be seasonal?

    Jambo, Marlaina!

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Park has made lots of updates and changes over the past few years, adding new shows, attractions, restaurants, entertainment, and even a new "land" (Pandora - The World of Avatar). My family used to be able to see and do everything in Animal Kingdom in half a day, but it's certainly become a full-day experience for us (and I love that)!

    With the addition of the newest nighttime offering, Rivers of Light, Animal Kingdom has become a very popular theme park destination when visiting Walt Disney World Resort. I was able to enjoy the show during a February visit, and it was amazing! I was in awe as the magic of nature was brought to life through through water, sound and light. It's a beautiful show, and I can't wait to see it again!

    I'm actually eagerly awaiting park entertainment hours for the same dates as you, as I'll be visiting Walt Disney World during the same week. The "powers that be" are probably hard at work, finalizing the park hours for the fall. I haven't heard any news about Animal Kingdom Park taking a hiatus from showing Rivers of Light, so I'm sure we will hear some news soon. In the meantime, I'm staying tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for any news or updates regarding Rivers of Light.

    My fingers are crossed that we won't be waiting too long for an update. 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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