Disney now lists Rivers of Light as coming in 2017

Dec 06, 2016 in "Rivers of Light"

In a new "What's New, What's Next" press release issued today, Disney points to a 2017 opening for Rivers of Light.

The Animal Kingdom nighttime spectacular has faced numerous technical difficulties during its development, and missed its publicly announced April 22 2016 opening. Since then, Disney has remained silent on the show's future, although recent Cast Member previews over the last few weeks have given hope of an impending opening.

Of course, Disney may be playing it safe withs such a vague timeline, but this new press release is the first official update since the Spring delay. Here is the full text:

Rivers of Light – Coming in 2017, this powerful theatrical production takes Disney’s Animal Kingdom guests on a magnificent emotional journey – a visual mix of water, fire, nature and light choreographed to an original musical score. Continuing the park’s transformation from a day-into-nighttime experience, the amazing after-dark show on the banks of Discovery River celebrates the majesty of nature and the connection between animals and humans in the world. With innovative and never-before-seen technology, Rivers of Light will be unlike any other production ever staged at Walt Disney World Resort. 

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Article Posted: Dec 06, 2016 / 12:58pm EST