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Rivers of Light- Opening February 17th

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  1. Nick

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    I really feel like if this show is popular and sustains this type of demand (not far-fetched given the theatre only seats 5,000), they will be forced to remove most, if not ALL of the bleachers from the stand-by side of the viewing area to allow maximum capacity.
     
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    I feel like Blog Mickey did a good job capturing scale:

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    Maybe they could get that dragon from the New Fantasyland opening to fly around the Tree in the finale lol
     
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    The Tree of Life isn't really visible from the Asia side. You can see it but it's obscured by the other foliage.
     
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    For the finale I would say to ratchet up the horsepower on the flame effect, add some water "bombs" like they used in the backlot tour water tank, and some CO2 jets like from Mannequins with laser and projections on them as well.
     
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    Yeah, fireworks would have killed this..However, clearer projection, more coherent story and bigger finale would have worked better..

    I love that they didn't use any IPs in the show, I applaud them for that...I also applaud them for going more of an abstract route...It works well for Cirque...but Cirque has the death defying performances and amazing acrobatics...I'm not sure how well RoL works with just fountains and projections though
     
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    Disneyland's pre-2017 show. It won't be the same when it comes back. Very nervous about the rumored upcoming changes given RoL's reception.
     
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    Feb 25/26th have added a second show.
     
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    Absolutely beautiful looking show and I can't wait to see it when I am down there in May.
     
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    That's a really far throw for a projector...
    the path that runs behind the tree seems like a much more logical spot, or even atop the old boat landing.
     
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    Just a reminder that starting today Rivers of Light moves to nightly showings (two per night) for the summer.
     
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    Well, two nightly for spring break and then just nightly for a while.
     
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    Missed that.It is only one showing most nights as of now (shows could always get added if crowd sizes demand it). Also, I looked and as of now it's daily until August 26th. I suspect, like a lot of things at DAK (park hours, for example), the amount of shows per week will depend on how successful of a launch summer Pandora has.
     
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    I haven't followed this show too closely since it debuted... is tonight the first night that it's doing three show per night? The schedule for RoL tonight is 9:15, 10:30 and 11:45 (I have a FP+ that I probably won't use for the 11:45 showing).
     
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    Wow animal kingdom open that late.
     
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    At what time do they shut down the animal exhibits? I cannot imagine they are open that late as they need to be fed and go to sleep and all of that exotic, nighttime animal stuff. :saywhat:
     
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    I watched a 10:30pm viewing of this show for the first time this past weekend and, while the show is enjoyable, I wish it was easier to watch then being forced to wait in those tight quarters for 30 minutes before the show starts for a 15-minute show. I'll opt to be a super late arrival next time and forego the FP+ or maybe try to catch one of the 11:45pm showings.
     
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    Yeah, it's a good show to pop into, but not worth a long wait.

    I've yet to see the show since opening, however. It's certainly not a "must see" imo. For instance, I went to DAK 4-5 times (all at night) in May and never once felt an urge to see RoL.
     

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