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Re: Walt Disney World Disney's Animal Kingdom Discussion Thr

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:17 am
by jedimaster1227
It has been announced that a new version of Rivers of Light, known as "Rivers of Light: We Are One" will debut at Disney's Animal Kingdom during Memorial Day Weekend 2019!

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https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/04/rivers-of-light-we-are-one-debuts-this-summer-at-disneys-animal-kingdom/

Since its introduction more than two years ago, “Rivers of Light” has enchanted Disney’s Animal Kingdom guests with a nighttime pageant of beautifully illuminated lantern floats, grand theatrical imagery, a soaring musical score and innovative special effects. This summer, the next chapter of this spectacle will unfold with the debut of an updated version of the show, entitled “Rivers of Light: We Are One.”

“Rivers of Light: We Are One” introduces additional, stunning imagery and familiar animal characters from Disneynature films, along with a colorful tapestry of classic moments from Disney animation, to express our connection with animals and the emotions and milestones we all share in our journey through the great circle of life.

The music of “Rivers of Light: We Are One” weaves together the original musical score and familiar Disney themes to create a powerful arrangement that inspires and carries us through moments of discovery, fun, friendship, fear, love and family.

“Rivers of Light: We Are One” comes to the Discovery River Amphitheater at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, beginning Memorial Day Weekend 2019.

Re: Walt Disney World Disney's Animal Kingdom Discussion Thr

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:37 am
by coasterbill
Awesome!

Unpopular opinion: I like Rivers of Light. It doesn't hold a candle to Happily ever After or (most likely) the new Epcot show but on it's own I enjoy it and I think it fits in really well at Animal Kingdom. I'm happy to see them improving it.

PS: Based on the name and rendering I'm really curious to see if they seriously break out a Lion King 2 song for this show. :lol:

Re: Walt Disney World Disney's Animal Kingdom Discussion Thr

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:51 am
by A.J.
coasterbill wrote:Unpopular opinion: I like Rivers of Light. It doesn't hold a candle to Happily ever After or (most likely) the new Epcot show but on it's own I enjoy it and I think it fits in really well at Animal Kingdom.

I like it too, I could just never really figure out what was going on and what it was supposed to mean!

Re: Walt Disney World Disney's Animal Kingdom Discussion Thr

PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:38 pm
by PeoplemoverMatt
coasterbill wrote:PS: Based on the name and rendering I'm really curious to see if they seriously break out a Lion King 2 song for this show. :lol:


Well, they broke out a Brother Bear song for Disneyland's big 50th anniversary parade. How many people realized that at the time? Not very many. Like with that, I doubt very many people would even realize the song came from a cruddy DTV sequel especially if it was pulled off decently.

Re: Walt Disney World Disney's Animal Kingdom Discussion Thr

PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:52 am
by Garet
coasterbill wrote:PS: Based on the name and rendering I'm really curious to see if they seriously break out a Lion King 2 song for this show. :lol:


I always enjoyed 'He lives in you' from Lion King 2 until I recently saw the musical and realized it had come from there.

Re: Walt Disney World Disney's Animal Kingdom Discussion Thr

PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:27 am
by coasterbill
Hey, so I see that the best park at Walt Disney World hasn't got much attention with every other park building a bunch of awesome stuff but are we going to talk about Primeval Whirl or no?

Obviously this ride is crap and only the whoriest of whores care about it, but isn't it a bit odd for two identical wild mouse rides to be closed since mid-June for unscheduled maintenance and still not bookable on Fastpass even 30 days from now? Have there been any rumblings about this? I'm definitely hoping that these rides aren't long for this world. I don't hate Dinoland as much as most but it's still the crappiest thing in the park and if they replace these then I'm pretty confident that basically anything they put there would be an improvement (not that this is confirmation of a removal or anything, but here's hoping).

PeoplemoverMatt wrote:
coasterbill wrote:PS: Based on the name and rendering I'm really curious to see if they seriously break out a Lion King 2 song for this show. :lol:


Well, they broke out a Brother Bear song for Disneyland's big 50th anniversary parade. How many people realized that at the time? Not very many. Like with that, I doubt very many people would even realize the song came from a cruddy DTV sequel especially if it was pulled off decently.


I never saw it but didn't Phil Collins do the music for Brother Bear? Maybe they put a big Phil fan in charge and they shoehorned it in and hoped that nobody noticed? :lol:

Re: Walt Disney World Disney's Animal Kingdom Discussion Thr

PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:53 am
by Canobie Coaster
^ Hasn't Primeval Whirl been closed since the similar ride at Lightwater Valley ejected a child?

But I'd be much happier seeing a patch of grass over there. Animal Kingdom is a beautiful park, but that area is an eyesore.

Re: Walt Disney World Disney's Animal Kingdom Discussion Thr

PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:12 am
by bert425
^ except for Dinosaur!

I love that ride (much more than Raiders at Disneyland. . yeah, I said it) :p

Re: Walt Disney World Disney's Animal Kingdom Discussion Thr

PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:14 am
by Canobie Coaster
^ I too like Dinosaur, but I'll forget you said that last part. :lol:

The Boneyard and Dinosaur fit in well with the park, but Chester and Hester's Dino Rama doesn't. I know they meant for a tacky carnival, but that doesn't feel right in a Disney park.

Re: Walt Disney World Disney's Animal Kingdom Discussion Thr

PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:58 am
by bigboy
I'm not one to get bent out of shape about theming and whether or not something fits, but I loathe Primeval Whirl. The area as a whole doesn't bother me, but that particular ride just looks terrible. We skipped it on all 3 of our trips in the last 5 years.