Disney’s Animal Kingdom treated Media and Annual Passholders to a soft opening of Rivers of Light on Friday, February 10th. Merchandise for the Rivers of Light show hit the shelves at Animal Kingdom that same day. Here are some photos and information regarding the all-new Rivers of Light Merchandise, available now.
There are quite a variety of merchandise options for purchase. The t-shirt is expected, as are the mug, hooded sweatshirt, ornament, and pens. There is also a shot glass, a blanket, a really pretty lanyard that lights up, a glowing hand-held fan, and the featured Animal Glow With the Show hand-held light wand. We have seen the Glow With The Show Mickey Ear Hats so we were surprised by this new merchandise choice that is sure to be hit with the young, and young-at-heart, crowds. The animals are presented in a fashion similar to a totem pole and each animal glows, and dances, to the music of the Rivers of Light show.
We want to make note of the Annual Passholder t-shirt and the Rivers of Light Pin. The shirt is made of polyester, which is a new option for specialty Disney t-shirts. It is light-weight and is supposed be a wicking material. Polyester does not typically breathe well but the feel of the shirt is quite soft. The Rivers of Light Merchandise Pin is lovely and almost looks like stained glass. The pins are not on display and I asked a Cast Member, at check-out, why there was not a pin for the Rivers of Light Show. We were then told that there is and it’s a very “coveted item.” Apparently the pin will not make an appearance from behind-the-scenes until official opening on February 17, 2017.
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