In addition to Disney's opening date announcement this morning, the company also released a "behind the scenes" video with creative director Michael Jung, who previews the new night-time spectacular:
From the park's statement:
The ceremony begins with the arrival of a pair of mystical hosts, two complimentary forces who come to the river bearing gifts of light. They set out from the shore on elaborate lantern vessels, engaging in a dramatic dance of water and light to summon the animal spirits. With these storytellers as guides, the wonders of “Rivers of Light” unfold, building to a magnificent finale with bursts of light as animal images soar to the heavens– signifying the ancient belief that when animals passed from one world to another they danced in the sky and became beautiful rivers of light.
Rivers of Light will be the first major night-time programming at Animal Kingdom, as the park begins expanding its operating hours into the evening in anticipation of the opening of the new Pandora: The World of Avatar land sometime next year.Tweet
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