Today in Disney World, First Look: ‘Rivers of Light’ To Debut April 22 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney Cruise Line adding two new ships, and Star Wars Land to break ground in April at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, all in today's Daily Disney News.
First Look: ‘Rivers of Light’ To Debut April 22 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Today we’re happy to share that Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s first-ever night-time show, “Rivers of Light,” will officially debut at the park on April 22. The show, set on Discovery River in the Asia section of the park, will depict an ancient lantern festival guided by two storytellers who call forth four animal Spirit Guides: an Asian Tiger, Tropical Turtle, African Elephant and Great Horned Owl. These Spirit Guides return at different points during the show to lead the audience through their journey through the Rivers of Light.
Disney Cruise Line adding two ships
Disney Cruise Line is adding two ships to its four-ship fleet, the cruise line announced today. Disney typically has two or three of its four ships based at Port Canaveral. So it is likely that Port Canaveral will be in the running to get at least one of the new ships. The company said it has entered into a memorandum of agreement with the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany to build the ships. The schedule calls for the new ships to be completed in 2021 and 2023.
Star Wars Land to break ground in April at Disneyland and Walt Disney World
It’s finally happening. The Star Wars-themed areas eagerly anticipated at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World will officially begin construction next month. Disney CEO Bob Iger made the announcement at the Walt Disney Company 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders taking place today in Chicago. Though no exact dates were given as to when construction will begin in earnest or when the new areas are projected to be completed, groundbreaking will commence shortly at both Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida. Hey, it’s a start!
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