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

21stamps

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Very glad I grew up in New Jersey. And very glad I left.

You get a great "life education" there. At least, you have the opportunity to do so. Close to NYC, living among all kinds of people, there's a "street smarts" awareness you develop. It gives you an edge and a leg up vs. some other parts of the country. You can experience cities, suburbs, the shore, and the sticks. And it's fast-paced (probably the thing that makes living in FL a little difficult for me, because people never move fast enough - drivers, workers, etc.)

My love of the shore and the summer is what prompted me to move to the Fort Lauderdale area. The beach is not the same here (no atmosphere or character, no boardwalk - although the water is cleaner and warmer - and there are no real waves to speak of unless a hurricane or tropical storm is in the works somewhere out in the Caribbean.)

Now, after almost 20 years down here, Jersey seems a little too rat-race, a little too congested. But I'm glad to have been brought up there rather than here.

And I have such an appreciation for rarely being cold, never having to shovel snow, drive on ice. It just adds to daily life enjoyment.

Heading up a few days after Thanksgiving to visit the family, possibly the last time I will see my Grandma (the most important person in my early life.)

And then to WDW from 12/13 to 15 which is why I'm following this thread again - in case I need to try to make a quick FP reservation for RoL!
You have the Boardwalk in Hollywood now. :)..not quite the same though.

So many of my favorite memories are in Wildwood and Cape May. I loved spending summers there as a child. I think that's why I love Fun Spot in Orlando, the rides take me to the boardwalk...if only they had a tram car and taffy ;)
 

Tony the Tigger

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You have the Boardwalk in Hollywood now. :)..not quite the same though.

So many of my favorite memories are in Wildwood and Cape May. I loved spending summers there as a child. I think that's why I love Fun Spot in Orlando, the rides take me to the boardwalk...if only they had a tram car and taffy ;)

"Watch the tramcar please...W-W-Watch the tramcar please..."

When I was younger, someone in the family would usually get a house for the summer in Lavalette, Ortley, etc. Sometimes it was just a couple of weeks in a hotel, but usually a house. Definitely some of my best memories as well.

Later, we started going to Wildwood, for shorter trips, though.

Prom weekend...we all drove down after Prom. This was a good 3.5 hour drive from the Union Township/Newark area. Three hours into that drive, my date told me she was seeing someone else. A half hour after arriving, she asked me to take her home (like it was around the corner.) Of course, I did. And I drove right back down. 10 hours of driving. Then there was this bottle of Southern Comfort, as I sat in the middle of a room telling this story. Then I woke up in the back seat of my own car LOL. (No I didn't drive, I just went to sleep there, too crowded in the rooms.)

Anyway, good for Sandy, because I was in the closet, anyway. LOL.

Eventually, age 20, I bought a condo in Woodbridge and would take little trips to Sandy Hook before going to work at 2 in the afternoon. I never got enough beach days. And then my friends and I started going to LBI every year.

Down here, we pretty much only go to the beach when company comes, and I can ride my bicycle there from my house LOL.
 

Disneyson

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Perhaps they'll open it at Destination D on the 20th. The theme is "Amazing Adventures", with focus on Adventureland, Moana, and Animal Kingdom, so maybe they'll grand finale with the first public showing of RoL...
 

Jones14

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The boats have to arrive at the beginning of the show when it runs, so for them to be in their backstage positions implies that some sort of showing, be it a rehearsal, soft opening, etc. is happening. If they're docked, that's a good indication that nothing will be happening that night.
 

HauntedMansionFLA

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I do wonder how the hours will work once Rivers of Light opens. right now the park is only opened till 7, will that still be the case when it opens?
I assume they will have two to three showings per night during the Holiday season since this would be the newest offerings. BUT that's if it opens.............and right now no one has any idea.
 

Rsj88

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The boats have to arrive at the beginning of the show when it runs, so for them to be in their backstage positions implies that some sort of showing, be it a rehearsal, soft opening, etc. is happening. If they're docked, that's a good indication that nothing will be happening that night.

Trying so hard not to get excited by this! We arrive on the 26th and I have been trying to convince myself that it probably wasn't going to be ready. I check this thread way too often. I don't know what I will do when ROL actually opens!
 

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