With the debut of Rivers of Light inching closer, Disney has released new concept art for Animal Kingdom’s first nighttime spectacular:


The new show will perform on Discovery River and will combine water effects, lanterns, projections, music, and more. Among the things we can expect in Rivers of Light: Lotus lanterns open to transform into beautiful fountains.; Four huge, amazing animal figures—an owl, tiger, turtle and elephant—appear and morph as their animal spirits awaken and come to life on the water screens; The hosts, the embodiment of fire and water, with a dramatic finish including the animals flying out and literally painting the aurora all around you in an almost dreamlike panorama.


Additionally, extra steps have been taken to ensure that none of the special effects are harmful or disruptive the animals that call the park home.

For another look at what to expect from the show, check out this video and previous concept art that the Disney Parks Blog posted back in November:

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Rivers of Light is expected to begin performing in Disney’s Animal Kingdom this spring.



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