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You won’t believe what’s happening at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park!

Just today, the Walt Disney World® Resort released some exciting updates surrounding Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park! Not only did they release an official opening date for Pandora – The World of Avatar, a starting date for the long-awaited Rivers of Light nighttime show had been released!

Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

Photo courtesy of the Walt Disney World® Resort

First, according to the entertainment schedule for Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, the Rivers of Light nighttime show will beginning on Friday, February 17. This new show will combine water, sound, and light in a way that has never been seen before.

According to the Walt Disney World® Resort website, “Before your eyes, clusters of lantern light shift and shape into stunning animal spirit forms—the Tiger, Turtle, Elephant and Owl. Spellbound, you’re transported across Asian jungles and tropical oceans to African savannahs and North American mountains.” Now how cool does that sound?

Enjoy the Rivers of Light Dining Package at Tusker House restaurant

Photo courtesy of the Walt Disney World® Resort

But there’s more! In addition to the normal priority seating available through the Disney FastPass+ service, a special Rivers of Light dining package will be available for booking! This dining package allows guests to enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Tusker House, or lunch or dinner at Tiffins, and enjoy priority seating to the show!

This package is a great way to enjoy some great food (with character interactions at Tusker House), and experience this new nighttime spectacular. You won’t want to miss out! To add this exciting dinner package to your vacation, just contact your Extra Magic Trips vacation planner!

Also this week, Disney announced an official opening date for the new Pandora – The World of Avatar land that will be opening at the park.

Entry bridge to Pandora – The World of Avatar

Photo courtesy of the Walt Disney World® Resort

We previously reported that the land would be opening this summer, but we now know that guests can begin experiencing this new land beginning on May 27, 2017!

This new immersive land will feature stunningly-detailed surroundings and attractions designed to transport you straight into the middle of the world of Avatar. This incredible world will be home to several new attractions, including Navi River Journey, a boat ride through the bioluminescent forest,  and Avatar: Flight of Passage, a flying simulator attraction giving guests the opportunity to ride a mountain Banshee. Pandora – The World of Avatar will also include several restaurants and shops.

Now is a great time to plan your Walt Disney World® Resort vacation with Extra Magic Trips! Our vacation planners are standing by to help you create a magical vacation for you and your family! Request a quote or contact us today to learn more!

Are you excited to check out the new additions to Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park? Let us know in the comments below!