Behind the Scenes of Animal Kingdom’s Rivers of Light


Disney has released a video of a behind the scenes look at Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s new night time show, Rivers of Light, at the Walt Disney World resort.

The show celebrates the magic of nature coming to life and starts with an ancient lantern festival that draws out four Animal Spirit Guides – an Elephant, Owl, Tiger and Turtle. These animals take shape as larger-than-life lantern floats, some of which measure 15-feet-tall and 30-feet-long, and were designed to look as if they were created centuries ago. As you can see in the video below, Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment, with Michael Curry Design, used innovative LED technology to illuminate the animals from within that suggests not only color, but changes in movement as the show progresses.

The show debuts on April 22. You can read more at Disney – here and watch the video below:


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