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Rivers of Light

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 8 out of 10

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Rivers of Light debuted in February 2017, after a nearly year-long delay. Notable for its original IP, not referencing any Disney animation characters, Rivers of Light calls four Animal Spirit Guides — an elephant, owl, a tiger, and a turtle — whose spiritual journeys frame the production, which features water screens, physical props, and lighting effects.


With no Disney songs to be found in this show, this is very new, resfreshing, and beautiful and a big step for shows at AK and at the whole resort as a whole. The technology is impressive but I feel like there is still something missing in it. Still, this is a good show that you should see at least once. 8.5/10
A beautiful show that refreshes and inspired you instead of overstimulating you with yet another round of the same Disney songs you've heard all day. Get a FP+ or dining package to avoid having to show up 2+ hours early for stand-by.
Saw a soft opening show. My wife and I had basically the same opinion. Some of the technology that is used in the show is fantastic. The mini water screens coming from the flowers as well as using the trees around the Flame Tree BBQ seating area as a screen worked amazingly. However, we just felt like the show was missing something. The story line is weak at best, but closer to non-existent. This leaves the show feeling more like a technology display than a strong story being told through impressive technology.

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