Walt Disney World Delays ‘Rivers of Light’

Two new nighttime shows and experiences at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom are not coming as soon as expected.

A nighttime version of Kilimanjaro Safaris and the lighting effects on the Tree of Life – both set to premiere on April 22 –  have also been put on hold.

“While we’d hoped to debut these offerings on April 22, unfortunately, they will not open as planned on that date as we give the team more time to bring these innovative experiences to life in a way we know will exceed our guests’ expectations. We’ll share more information about timing on the Disney Parks Blog by mid- to late May,” said a blog post.

The two experiences are important to the park because they extend Animal Kingdom’s evening appeal and will help draw more curious fans to Orlando for vacations.

However, it’s not surprising to see Disney delay the shows if they weren’t ready. Walt Disney World has some of the highest standards for its shows, which helps it be the most-visited theme park in the world.

Author: Ray

I am a lifelong fan of everything Disney. My first trip to a a Disney park was to Disneyland as a child in 1970, but didn't make to Walt Disney World until I went with my wife and first child in 1990. A year doesn't go by with out at least one trip to either Disneyland or Walt Disney World. My wife and I are Disney Vacation Club members and also Charter Members of D23.

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