Updates on Animal Kingdom’s “Rivers of Light” and Sunset Kilimanjaro Safaris

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New details released about “Rivers of Light” and Sunset Kilimanjaro Safaris. First up is “Rivers of Light”, The new show will take place on Discovery River at Animal Kingdom. The show will combine quite a few different elements of entertainment. There will be live performers, water screens, and floating lanterns just to name a few.

“This is going to be a ceremonial event that will happen on our lake,” said Imagineer Joe Rohde. “It takes the idea of the special nature of the animals that are in this park and turns it into a celebration of the beauty of these animals. It starts simply and humbly, continues to unfold and grow as bigger and more elaborate lanterns appear, and then huge curtains of water and light emerge from the water with animals within them. And ultimately it takes off into the sky.”

Next up is the one I am looking more forward to, Sunset Kilimanjaro Safaris. This is a new exciting addition to the Animal Kingdom. This will allow you to go on the safari but at night. There is a twist, you get to enjoy the savanna while basking in the orange glow of the setting sun.  Bonus, in case you are not sold yet on the nighttime safari, if you do it you will get to see African wild dogs and hyenas.

I should point out that this in only available to Animal Kingdom Lodge guests.  You will have use night vision goggles. The safari departs around 10:00pm. It is limited to 10 Guests and can be reserved up to 180 days in advance (subject to availability). Price is US $70 per person (plus tax). A portion of the tour price is donated to the Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund. The safari can only be booked by the itinerary planning office or Concierge at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. It is offered daily and check in is at the podium to Sanaa restaurant in Kidani Village at 9:45pm.

Awesome right?

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