Disney’s Animal Kingdom Adds Late Night Activities

“Rivers of Light” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Expected to open next spring, “Rivers of Light” will be an innovative experience unlike anything ever seen in a Disney park, combining live music, floating lanterns, water screens and swirling animal imagery. “Rivers of Light” will magically come to life on the natural stage of Discovery River, delighting guests and truly capping off a full day of adventures at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. (Disney Parks)
“Rivers of Light” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Expected to open next spring, “Rivers of Light” will be an innovative experience unlike anything ever seen in a Disney park, combining live music, floating lanterns, water screens and swirling animal imagery. “Rivers of Light” will magically come to life on the natural stage of Discovery River, delighting guests and truly capping off a full day of adventures at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. (Disney Parks)

There were a number of huge announcements at the D23 Expo today surrounding the theme parks. Disney’s Animal Kingdom had one of the most interesting announcements which included details for Pandora – The World of AVATAR. As part of the largest expansion in its history, guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World Resort will have much longer days available with new nighttime activities, something that was very much needed. The additions include:

  • “Rivers of Light” : Expected to open next spring, “Rivers of Light” is expected to open in Spring of 2016 and will be a unique experience that combines live music, floating lanterns, water screens and swirling animal imagery. “Rivers of Light” will transform Discovery River as it magically come to life. It sounds like a great way to cap off a day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris: Kilimanjaro Safaris is a popular attraction that will now be extended for a new nighttime adventure that will also begin in the Spring of 2016. Two new species will be added to the attraction as well — African wild dogs and hyenas.
AVATAR Flight of Passage at Disney's Animal Kingdom -- This E-ticket attraction, the centerpiece of Pandora, allows guests to soar on a Banshee over a vast alien world. The spectacular flying experience will give guests a birds-eye view of the beauty and grandeur of the world of Pandora on an aerial rite of passage. (Disney Parks)
AVATAR Flight of Passage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom — This E-ticket attraction, the centerpiece of Pandora, allows guests to soar on a Banshee over a vast alien world. The spectacular flying experience will give guests a birds-eye view of the beauty and grandeur of the world of Pandora on an aerial rite of passage. (Disney Parks)
  • Pandora – The World of AVATAR: Disney’s Animal Kingdom will allow you to journey into the magnificent world of the AVATAR themed land of Pandora. This will include floating mountains, a bioluminescent forest and, of course, the winged Banshees. AVATAR Flight of Passage, is the centerpiece of Pandora. It will allow you to soar on a Banshee as you travel over a huge alien world. The flying experience will provide a birds-eye view of the amazing world of Pandora.

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