Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Get swept away in a timeless show that celebrates the beauty of all living things through the brilliant fusion of water, sound and light—it’s unlike anything you’ve seen before!
As sunlight fades and the stars begin their twinkle, remember that we are all bound together by earth and spirit—past, present and future.
Listen as the Discovery River responds to the whispers of the world, cradling creatures with a symphony that swells with wild murmurs and shimmering secrets of the universe.
So begins a new light—a vibrant awakening of flitting fireflies leading to a ceremonious procession across the water.
Before your eyes, clusters of lantern light shift and shape into stunning animal spirit forms—the Tiger, Turtle, Elephant and Owl. Spellbound, you’re transported across Asian jungles and tropical oceans to African savannahs and North American mountains.
This magnetic display culminates in a triumphant blend of song, light, color and earthly elements—a grand finale so divine that you can’t help but feel a sense of peace and oneness with nature.
Eastern festival traditions merge with innovative technology to make Rivers of Light come alive.
Featuring evocative, never-before-seen footage from Disneynature, live performances and floating set pieces set to a soaring original musical score—this nighttime show employs a host of magical devices to create an immersive experience that’s unique to anything else on the planet.
Fireflies in Flight
The flickering ornamentation of fireflies illustrates the migration of light—a central motif of the production. As the story unfolds, original video projections and choreographed laser animation combine to create the appearance of glowing fireflies, illuminating moments of the celebration like living pixie dust.
Mysteriously, the show’s “storytellers” never utter a word. Instead, they communicate volumes through fascinating forms of authentic Asian dance, music, song and shadow puppetry.
The lush lagoon setting is a central character itself—an ever-changing canvas for the unveiling of an unforgettable tale.
Prior to arrival, check the My Disney Experience mobile app or view our park schedule for showtimes. This show runs approximately 15 minutes and can be viewed up to 3 times nightly—pick up the Times Guide in the park for the most up-to-date schedule. Since this is an outdoor show, it is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Performance times are subject to change.
Discover more of the magic—attractions, dining and entertainment—springing to life nightly at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park.
Reminder: this is not a reservation.