Now before you get super upset. Here is what we do know: Disney will be offering Rivers of Light dining packages starting on May 1, 2017. The package will be available through the Tusker House and Flame Tree Barbecue. Guests must dine 2 1/2 hours prior to show time at the Tusker and 1 hour and 15 minutes prior if you pick Flame Tree.
It seems a little strange to have a quick service place for a dining package. However, for $22 you select an entree, three sides and a dessert.
|Rivers of Light testing in late August|
Now, May 1st is way off. This does not mean that the show won't start until then. I suppose theoretically it could mean that, but that doesn't seem likely at all. It seems much more likely the show will open well in advance of that and this is merely a conservative date to start this dining package. Typically, Disney will not start doing dining packages as soon as the show starts. Instead, they want to see the public response to the show to gauge demand for packages like this.
We are still hearing that the show should be up and running before the big holiday crowds. And nothing about this May 1st announcement changes that in any shape manner or form. We will keep you posted as more information becomes available.
By Safari Mike