Discover Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park

Discover Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park

Experience the unseen splendors of nature at nighttime.


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On select nights along the Discovery River, guests can experience the unseen splendors of nature at nighttime. Rivers of Light delights with moving illuminated fountains, water screens, lasers and light combined with an original music score that shares a tale of our natural world.

From the jungle, to under the sea, over vast savannas and mountain sides, the production uses water, fire and light to illuminate the nighttime scenes. Additionally, the performance combines live entertainers, floating lanterns, glistening fountains, special effects and authentic animal imagery that is projected on giant water screens.

“Disney’s Animal Kingdom is built around the lives of animals, built around the rules of nature, and those rules dictate that as you move between day and night everything changes…and you’re going to want to see that,” said Joe Rohde, Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering. “It all really is summed up by Rivers of Light. In the show, we take this combination of light and water which create life, and out of that comes this fantastically rich explosion of animal life that ultimately rises up and joins the stars.”

The new 15-minute show is the latest addition to the lineup of nighttime experiences at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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