Disney California Adventure’s Grizzly River Run Closes for Refurbishments

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Disney California Adventure's Grizzly River Run Closes for Refurbishments

One of Disney California Adventure’s most popular rides, Grizzly River Run is undergoing a lengthy refurbishment. Subsequently, the attraction will be closed until Spring of this year. Details of the renovation have not been announced, but there’s already one major change apparent.

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The most notable development is the removal of the relatively new body warmers/dryers. As we reported last year, full body dryers were installed outside of the ride in late 2018. These dryers, known as the “Wilderness Warming Huts”, were available to guests for a $5.00 fee. The huts were a welcome addition to the area as they allowed soaked riders to warm up and dry off for 5 minutes per session. Allowing up to 5 guests at a time, they proved to be popular with families. The huts were removed for the renovations and will most likely return when they are completed. Since it’s almost impossible to stay dry on the ride, it will be a welcome return!

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Grizzly River Run has a distinction for being the wettest ride at the Disneyland Resort. The 8-person raft ride is a pleasant (and soggy) river ride through an old mining company. Your journey commences with an exhilarating plunge down and through raging rapids. The entire ride area is currently closed off with construction walls. The iconic bear statue is still available though for guest photos during the refurbishment. An exact completion date has not been released, but we will be sure to share those details when they are announced.

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