Technical problems and creative challenges have delayed the show from its planned debut last spring, and problems continue. Last night's show stopped in the middle of the performance due to two of the floats either hitting each other or coming close enough to trigger a show stop. Still, there were enough glimpses of strong elements to win over some fans who watched the show, while others seemed less than impressed.
"I had high hopes for the show- really wanted to like it... but it was pretty "meh" for me. There were some good aspects- I loved the boats with the lanterns for instance, but I don't need to see it again any time soon. Just kinda boring I guess?," one viewer wrote on Reddit.
"We loved Rivers of Light! Beautiful show, amazing technology, and a million times better than Jungle Book.," another posted to Twitter.
Disney still hasn't announced a public opening for Rivers of Light, so this clearly remains a work in progress. Typically, cast previews provide the operations team the opportunity to run through its work of getting people into and through a new attraction, but in this case it appears that the creative team is still working through perfecting the show as well. Some viewers noted a significant number of elements missing from the concept art and preview videos released by Disney to promote the show.
The TL;DR, then? It's still too early to pass any judgment on Rivers of Light, because Disney still hasn't finished Rivers of Light, even if some cast members got to see it last night.Tweet
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