Animal Kingdom – After Dark

Want to know more about the Rivers of Light Theater and the Jungle Book Show?  Find out what Laurie thinks after she saw the show this past weekend.

13323955_10153795247073883_453819948_oRivers of Light Theater was meant to be used like at World of Color without stages and parked barges. Disney had 6 weeks to make a show from the water up. They have many old routines and shows to rely on but this was including water screens and Asian performances. The screens have improved and they are tweaking everything to optimize guest experiences.

I loved the show with sitars, drums, and India’s style of music. There were flaws in seeing the show based on location. The stage or an actor may block the view or the angle may make a screen hard to see. Mist from the water screens heads downwind so be prepared to get wet if you are in that area.

ENTERTAINMENT!!! It has awesome musicians and performers. I recommend the show for at least one time. I will see it again. It helps to know the storyline either from the new movie or the cartoon version.
Sunset in the summer is around 8 or 9 pm. 13288143_10153795247123883_741215504_oThis leaves 3 hours for the Jungle Book show, Everest, and Kilimanjaro Safari. Kali Rapids is a short water ride that can be skipped at night. The street performances are excellent time wasters. Everest at night is something not to be missed. I liked the safari but it was not AWESOME so I could skip that. Fastpass guests line up in the Kali Rapids area so that reduces the time walking.

When exiting the show into Asia do not turn at Flights of Wonder. The crowd turned while 20 guests were meandering through Africa. Harambe Village was empty. At the last bridge out of Discovery Island do take the left path. 5 people watching as I sped downhill at full speed on my scooter.

I strongly recommend the Tusker House breakfast or lunch package. The few dollars extra gets you a Fastpass equivalent, buffet, and characters. Tiffins is a bargain as well based on what they charge. These meal packages allow you to get early Fastpass then more Fastpass. Also the street performances are awesome and some have fun guest participation. Grab a bite and rest a while. Before dark you can hear and see so many wonderful things. I like Flame Tree and I bring baggies for burgers and snacks to take to a cool spot in the shade as the entertainers perform.

13288251_10153795246993883_1048853045_oThe best thing was the light projection show on the Tree of Life. I was going home at park closing when there on the tree was fish and Nemo. Grab something from Flame Tree then watch the show. There are 4 versions.