The morning of February 10th started out like any other typical Friday work-day, until the folks at Walt Disney World made it known that there would be a Soft Opening of the all-new Rivers of Light. FastPasses for the event suddenly appeared on the My Disney Experience app and the media buzz was intense. Here is a first look at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Rivers of Light Soft Opening.
Word got out quickly that there were Rivers of Light FastPasses available, on the My Disney Experience App, for that evening. FastPass availability was gone within minutes. Luckily, Annual Passholders could arrive at the Animal Kingdom and get a wristband from Guest Relations to attend the Soft Opening of Rivers of Light.
The wristband allowed us to get in at the Stand-By Entrance. There was literally no line for this. Cast Members were only allowing people with wristbands in and the area was blocked off, with foot traffic being directed away from the Rivers of Light Stadium because of the Soft Opening. The Stand-By line is located on the side of the stadium facing DinoLand and will likely be long once the show officially opens next week on February 17th. The FastPass entry line is located on the other side of the stadium facing Kali River Rapids and Expedition Everest.
The Rivers of Light Show is spectacular. There was a slightly slow start right at the beginning, but once the show gained momentum it was breath-taking. This show is a must-see for any guest visiting the Walt Disney World Resort.
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