One of the rumors, perhaps the most exciting of the rumors, discussed on a recent episode of the Disney Hipsters podcast (episode fifty-something, to be not super specific) has picked up a lot of steam recently, and we could not be more excited. Ladies and Gentlemen, let me be the first to string these particular words together:
Rivers Of Light is finally coming to Animal Kingdom.
Earlier this month, Rivers of Light received its inaugural test run hours after the park closed and it was a resounding success. Rivers of Light (I figure the more often I repeat the title, the less pedestrian it will sound) will incorporate Disney’s new favorite toy – that being projection technology – to make the animals emblazoned on the Tree Of Life seemingly (relatively speaking) come alive. That, coupled with our earlier report about the use of lanterns (truth be told, we aren’t 100% sure what that exactly means) and boats on the river that surrounds the Tree of Life (henceforth known as Tree of Life River), should result in a rather impressive looking aqua-parade that is sure to delight guests of all ages (AKA Disney’s target demographic, right?).
Rivers of Light is an honest to God real thing, people. It’s happening, and everyone better be as excited as we are. This has real potential to be a game changer for the Animal Kingdom.