“Rivers of Light,” the newest nighttime experiences at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, will officially debut on Feb 17, 2017. According to Disney, "This new show has live performers, a soaring musical score, grand theatrical imagery and innovative water special effects that celebrate the relationship between animals and nature. "Rivers of Light" comes to life on select nights after dark on the Discovery River between Discovery Island and Expedition Everest."
Disney also announced that, "starting immediately, you can book "Rivers of Light" Dining Packages at Tiffins and Tusker House Restaurants. Similar to the popular “Fantasmic!” Dining Packages at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, the “Rivers of Light” Dining Package includes reserved seating at the new show. At all-you-care-to-eat Tusker House, you can choose the breakfast, lunch or dinner buffet on the day of the show (but you will have to dine at least 2 ½ hours before the show). Breakfast is $37, $23 ages 3 to 9, plus tax and gratuity; lunch and dinner, $49, $30 ages 3 to 9, plus tax and gratuity. Tusker House Restaurant is on the Disney Dining Plan and counts as one table-service meal.
At Tiffins, “Rivers of Light” Dining Packages are available at both lunch and dinner. You can choose an appetizer, entrée, dessert plus a non-alcoholic beverage. Dining must take place at least two and a half hours prior to showtime. Cost is $67, $32 ages 3 to 9 plus tax and gratuity. Tiffins accepts the Disney Dining Plan, and counts as two table-service meal entitlements."
As of this morning, dining packages were available for dates through June 30, 2017. Book through your MyDisneyExperience account or by calling 407-WDW-DINE. Glitches and technical issues are common whenever Disney introduces anything new so try again or call Disney if you're having trouble.
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