In a new “What’s New, What’s Next” press release, Disney mentions a 2017 opening for Rivers of Light.
The Animal Kingdom nighttime spectacular has faced several technical difficulties during its development, and missed its publicly announced April 22, 2016 opening date. Ever since, Disney has remained silent on the the future of the show. Recent Cast Member previews have given hope of an impending opening.
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.