Rivers of Light Show Receives Update Becoming Rivers of Light: We Are One This Summer

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The nightly show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, “Rivers of Light,” which opened more than two years ago, is receiving its first major update. New footage from Disneynature films, as well as classic scenes from Disney’s animated films, will be added to the show. The new version of the show, titled “Rivers of Light: We Are One,” will begin Memorial Day Weekend. See more details below, and stay tuned for more theme park news and updates.

Since its introduction more than two years ago, “Rivers of Light” has enchanted Disney’s Animal Kingdom guests with a nighttime pageant of beautifully illuminated lantern floats, grand theatrical imagery, a soaring musical score and innovative special effects. This summer, the next chapter of this spectacle will unfold with the debut of “Rivers of Light: We Are One.”

“Rivers of Light: We Are One” introduces additional, stunning imagery and familiar animal characters from Disneynature films, along with a colorful tapestry of classic moments from Disney animation, to express our connection with animals and the emotions and milestones we all share in our journey through the great circle of life.


The music of “Rivers of Light: We Are One” weaves together the original musical score and familiar Disney themes to create a powerful arrangement that inspires and carries us through moments of discovery, fun, friendship, fear, love and family.

“Rivers of Light: We Are One” comes to the Discovery River Amphitheater at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, beginning Memorial Day Weekend 2019.

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