Animal Kingdom Update: Waiting for Rivers of Light

Animal Kingdom Update: Waiting for Rivers of Light

Just like many other Walt Disney World Resort fans, we cannot wait to finally be able to experience Animal Kingdom’s new nighttime show, Rivers of Light.
While this ambitious show has been delayed for months, recent rumors point to the possibility of having this show debut later this month! Of course, there’s still much more to see around the park while we wait! Come along with us and see what’s new and what has changed in this truly amazing place since our last visit.
First of all, the existing berm hiding the view of the new AVATAR-themed land is being changed:

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The height of the new showbuilding might require a much higher berm:

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Cranes continue to tower over Pandora:

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Let’s head to Discovery Island:

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom is even more beautiful during the evening and after sunset:

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The Tree of Life:

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The refurbishment of the seating area of Flame Tree BBQ continues:

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It feels like this project is taking forever to be completed:

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On the other side of the island, we noticed that plants are growing over Tiffins‘ tower:

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It looks like a new kiosk will soon be installed next door once the new AVATAR land opens:

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By the way, let’s take another peek at the floating mountains of Pandora:

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The bridge leading to this new land looks great:

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Notice the themed lampposts:

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The trail behind the Tree of Life has reopened. We will post more photos soon:

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Heading to Africa:

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Harambe:

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The new Guest Relations replaced Duka la Filimu:

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The new “Curiosity Tourism” kiosk is located right next to Kilimanjaro Safaris:

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Moving on:

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Welcome to the second part of our new Disney’s Animal Kingdom photo-report!

In the previous part, we took a look around the bus loop area, Discovery Island, and Africa. Let’s now head to Asia (including the beautiful village of Anandapur) and DinoLand U.S.A. We have some great sunset photos of the Discovery River and other nearby areas to share with you. Be sure not to miss them!

Entering Asia:

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The new roof of the Caravan Theater is still being worked on:

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We can assure you this is NOT the way the roof will look once the refurbishment is done:

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A reference to the new Rivers of Light nighttime show can be found on a sign near Kali River Rapids:

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The Discovery River Theater sits empty… for now:

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Walking around Anandapur:

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Here you are some sunset photos:

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We spotted a boat in the lake:

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Minor adjustments are being made around the theater:

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Dino-Rama:

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DINOSAUR is still closed for refurbishment. It will reopen at the end of the month:

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And that is all for now.
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