When is comes to anything that Disney puts together in its theme parks you know it is going to be absolutely amazing. This was my 2nd year attending Disney’s Social Media Moms Celebration (DisneySMMC) It is a celebration of families and how Disney shares some magical moments before the general public will get to see them come to life. On our first evening in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, we were treated to an awe- inspiring breathtaking performance called Rivers of Light. This all- new nighttime show will debut on February 17th, 2017.
These are a few of the once in a lifetime opportunities that goes along with being a part of the DisneySMMC. I was so excited to be able to celebrate this year with my mom and 2 nieces. Walt Disney World is a place where all ages will have a wonderful time. Each family member can choose their own adventure. The last time my mom had visited the parks Disney’s Animal Kingdom was under construction. It is amazing how each time you can visit the parks there is something new to explore and no matter how many times you visit, you will never get to see everything that Walt Disney World has to offer.
“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.
Here is just a small glimpse of the 15-minute show that you can see on your next trip to Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom.
Sorry for the lack of sound- Disney has copyright so you can only view what was recorded.
The ceremony begins with a stirring musical overture signaling the arrival of a pair of mystical Storytellers, two complementary forces who come to the river bearing gifts of light. They set out from the shore aboard elaborate lantern vessels. Adorned in intricately designed costumes, the hosts engage in a dramatic dance of water and light to summon the animal spirits – an Asian Tiger, Tropical Turtle, African Elephant and Great Horned Owl – and take guests on a wondrous journey across Asian jungles and African savannahs.
I have never heard a theme park become any quieter as we all watched in wonder and amazement. As each spray of water was embraced in light images appeared across like a film screen bringing the jungle to life. Each seating location will have a different view so this will certainly have visitors returning to see it again and again.
I hope you have enjoyed just a glimmer of what awaits you for Rivers Of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. These are memories that will last forever and I was thrilled to be able to share them with my family
I was invited to attend The Disney Social Media Moms Celebration for a fee. Pixie Dust was sprinkled our way for exciting opportunities and complimentary items. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.