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New nighttime show 'Rivers of Light' confirmed to be coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by wdwmagic, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. dreamscometrue

    dreamscometrue Well-Known Member

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    I saw it with 13 others 2 weeks ago. I knew what to expect, but the others said how much they enjoyed a show without fireworks. I think every single person was surprised by that. It was noted by some that Disney had to compensate for lack of fireworks by essentially giving us non stop activity for 16 minutes. We loved it!
     
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  2. Tony the Tigger

    Tony the Tigger Well-Known Member

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    And it isn't.
     
  3. brb1006

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    They could at least wait a bit longer before giving this decision. They still have time to at least update the special effects or something.
     
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  4. brb1006

    brb1006 Well-Known Member

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    But Rivers Of Light is the first time WDW did a show in a long time that is not using IP's since Illuminations Reflections Of Earth and Tapestry of Nations.
     
  5. brb1006

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    Yeah but a live action character (The Jungle Book show that ran months ago) doesn't translate well with water screens and you could barely make out the scene or whats going on.
     
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  6. Tahu

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    That's more of an issue that they did almost nothing to process and optimize the movie footage to work better for water screens.

    Rivers of Light's projections are almost all documentary footage from the DisneyNature films, but they had the sense to highlight and accent the animals they had cut from their original surroundings. Like there's a bit of a glow on outlines and you have the firefly spots surrounding them.
     
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  7. rushtest4echo

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    I know I've said it before but it bears repeating after I've seen the show 10+ times- the back projections and lasers look pretty darn good from the bridge. In fact, I think those screens look better there than when standing next to the show booth! Which is a shame, because it means that the off-angle viewing is really what makes those screens not so hot and probably isn't fixable. It's like being to the side of the screens on Fantasmic of World of Color, there's just a loss of fidelity.

    If you want to see what they're really capable of, catch the show from there. My suggestion is to see the show once from either side of the real theaters, and then to make your way to the bridge shortly after for the second showing. Don't bother with Flame Tree or the sides, you're not missing anything from those vantage points. However, there are elements of the show that are significantly different from the bridge.

    Of course, that's if you care about that sort of thing. I wouldn't dare recommend watching the show there on your first, or probably even second or third viewing. You can't see many of the shows elements from the bridge and the music is only passable up there. Still, it's an interesting perspective to watch the show from (and not just on Youtube). I found myself focusing far more on the entire field of the show from up there (which is admittedly easy since the floats aren't there drawing your attention).
     
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  8. Kman101

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    That's the absolute dumbest thing I've ever heard. If they run their parks that way, I don't know what to say anymore :(
     
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  9. Kman101

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    Hoping I finally get to see the show this week! Was able to snag a FP on Thursday, though I'd guess that I'd probably wouldn't need one. Some even say watching it on the Dinoland bridge is better! LOL

    Pray for no technical glitches! LOL
     

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