More Show Times Added for Rivers of Light Opening Weekend at Walt Disney World

Rivers of Light is expected to typically only be shown once per night on select evenings for the normal operation schedule.  The attraction officially opens on February 17th, but soft opening performances have been occurring all week leading up to the big event.  Disney has now added an extra show on Saturday and Sunday for opening weekend, so there will be two shows each night due to the expected crowd levels for the opening.  Here is the opening weekend schedule:


  • Friday, February 17th: 7:15PM
  • Saturday, February 18th: 7:15PM and 8:30PM
  • Sunday, February 19th: 7:15PM and 8:30PM

There are FastPass+ reservations available for the shows, but you will have to act fast if you hope to snag those as they are expected to go quickly. During the soft opening, there has been special wrist bands for reserved seating for Annual Passholders and DVC Members, but we aren’t certain if those will continue into the official opening.

Has anyone seen the show yet?  What did you think?

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!