Kali River Rapids in the Animal Kingdom will be closing for its annual refurbishment. Slated to begin Monday, January 7th, the refurbishment will continue through mid-March. After a busy holiday season, Disney tends to close the popular water ride. Work will begin to maintain operational functions and give some attention to areas of wear.
Kali River Rapids is a whitewater raft ride down the Chakrandi River in India. Guests board a 12-person raft and set adrift down the river, passing temple ruins and Indian countryside. Kali Rapids Expeditions guides your tour through a canopy of trees and nearby waterfalls, before plunging down a 20-foot decline – splashing down at the bottom. You WILL get wet!
Since no one is having fun when they are wet AND cold, closing at this time of year makes sense for a ride that leaves its patrons sopping wet. It’s the perfect attraction to ride on those hot and humid Florida afternoons.
Late Winter is a popular time for refurbishments and closures around Walt Disney World. Check out our refurbishment list for January to read the latest on what’s closed or closing.
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