Rivers of Light | Disney World

Last Updated on: March 26th, 2024

Rivers of Light (Disney World)

Rivers of Light was a captivating nighttime show that took place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World Resort, Florida. This mesmerizing spectacle celebrated the beauty of nature and the harmony between animals and humans through a stunning combination of water, light, music, and special effects.

Rivers of Light took place on the Discovery River, with the seating area located at the picturesque amphitheater in the Asia section of the park. The show featured a massive floating stage, illuminated animal-shaped lanterns, and intricate water fountains, creating a mesmerizing visual display.

The heart of Rivers of Light was the storytelling that highlighted the connection between all living beings and the importance of protecting the natural world. The show’s narrative was presented through a combination of music, songs, and beautiful imagery, celebrating the magic and wonders of the animal kingdom and the environment.

Rivers of Light showcased the rich culture and folklore of various cultures from around the world, all united by their respect for nature and the spirit of conservation. The show’s grand finale was a spectacular display of lights and colors that left a lasting impression on guests, reminding them of the significance of living in harmony with the planet.

Fun Facts

  • The body of water used for the show is called the Discovery River Lagoon.
  • It took roughly 3 years to construct Rivers of Light.
  • Names of the show’s 5 Acts:
    • Gifts of Light
    • Parade of the Animal Spirits
    • Dance of the Lotus
    • We are One
    • Rivers of Light
  • There are 11 computer-controlled barges used in this show.

At a Glance

Related News:

About the Author

Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us. My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and VideoGamesStats.com.