ICYMI: MickeyBlog.com Features “Rivers Of Light” From Disney’s Animal Kingdom
What a nice surprise! Smack dab in the middle of Sunday night blahs, here comes MickeyBlog.com — and the voice of Greg Antonelle — introducing “Rivers of Light” from Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Working from the “Rivers of Light Dessert Party,” and thanks to special access provided by Walt Disney World, via Facebook, MickeyBlog.com gave viewers a spectacular seat for one of the most unique attractions in all of WDW.
VIDEO: Rivers of Light Dessert Party
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Posted by MickeyBlog.com on Sunday, March 1, 2020
In the official release about Rivers of Life, Joe Rohde, Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering said:
“Disney’s Animal Kingdom is built around the lives of animals, built around the rules of nature, and those rules dictate that as you move between day and night everything changes…and you’re going to want to see that… It all really is summed up by Rivers of Light. In the show, we take this combination of light and water which create life, and out of that comes this fantastically rich explosion of animal life that ultimately rises up and joins the stars.”
And Walt Disney World explained the concept:
Rich in symbolism and storytelling, the elaborate theatrical production takes guests on a breathtaking emotional journey – a visual mix of water, fire, nature and light all choreographed to an original musical score… The new 15-minute show is the latest addition to the lineup of nighttime experiences at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Celebrating the majesty of nature and the connection between animals and humans in the world, the performance combines live performers, beautiful floating lanterns, glistening fountains, special effects and authentic animal imagery projected on giant water screens.
Greg and crew caught that on camera. But check out a still gallery as well:
“At the show’s finale, we hope guests will feel like they have been on a tremendous ceremonial and visual journey,” said Michael Jung, Walt Disney Imagineering creative director. “Rivers of Light really provides an affirmation of life and reminds us of the beauty and fragility of the natural world we all share – with animals and one another.”
Headline Photo: (David Roark, photographer)