This is a sponsored post with Disney. I was afforded this experience as a member of the DisneySMMC event, in which I paid for my own travel, accommodations and registration. I choose to write about the events that truly spoke to me and my family that I believe will be of value to my readers. My opinions are 100% my own.
I just took my kids out of school for a week to go on a once-in-a-lifetime trip. That’s out of the norm for me, but I took the gamble as an enthusiastic attendee of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration for 2017.
I felt bad at first for taking them out of school, but they learned so much on this trip and were exposed to amazing culture on several occasions. One of the biggest highlights for us was the brand new Rivers of Light show at Animal Kingdom. We got a private viewing of the show before it officially opened so we could spread the word.
I didn’t know what to expect but I was really blown away and so were my kids. As we entered the outdoor arena-style venue, we were handed Mickey ice cream bars and settled in for the show. Heck yes!
And then we watched a beautiful cultural show set to music with vibrant colors and effects with water and light.
My words can’t do Rivers of Light justice, you just have to see it. Here is a 2 minute video.
If that leaves you wanting more, here is a 3 minute Facebook live broadcast I sent out while we were there:
This is a must-see attraction that the kids will always remember. It also lasted about 15 minutes so I didn’t feel like “that’s it?!” like I sometimes do with other attractions. You parents know what I mean. 🙂 The animal sounds and images created an environment that furthers your appreciation of the great big world out there.
It rolled out beautifully and was a big highlight of our travels. I also love the positive message of all things living united. I’m told that the animals seen in the mist (in the Facebook Live video) are real images taken from past DisneyNature films.
So mom guilt? Nah. Out the window. The Rivers of Light show at Animal Kingdom really held their attention and I heard several oohs and ahhs, myself included. Two thumbs up!