Kali River Rapids closing for 3 month refurbishment in early 2021

Dec 01, 2020 in "Kali River Rapids"

Posted: Tuesday December 1, 2020 9:22am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Kali River Rapids at Disney's Animal Kingdom is scheduled to close for its annual refurbishment in early 2021.

The refurbishment is planned to begin on January 3 through to April 1, reopening to guests on April 2 2021.

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MurphyJoeApr 11, 2021

Hope Marshmallow likes to disco.

SquishyApr 11, 2021

That's too identical to the Expedition Everest retheme name; Frozen: Enchanted Mountain Run

ToTBellHopApr 11, 2021

TouchdownApr 11, 2021

Could be worse.... Frozen Ever After 2: Enchanted Forrest River Run!

Animaniac93-98Apr 11, 2021

Or Ice Age: Scrat's Scram or Splash!

SquishyApr 11, 2021

Ice Age: Global Warming Rapids

Animaniac93-98Apr 11, 2021

More like Raya and the Water Dragon or Zootopia - Rainforest Rapids

Snow Queen 83Apr 11, 2021

Oh God, I hope not. I was thinking about the rumored Jungle Book retheming.

ToTBellHopApr 05, 2021

Wakanda River Rapids CONFIRMED!

BocabearApr 05, 2021

No IP is necessary... Please! There has to be some original content in the parks....especially a nature park.

Snow Queen 83Apr 01, 2021

I wish they would retheme this to something... more interesting and IP related.

BocabearApr 01, 2021

I would rather not get soaked and have to walk around all day in wet shoes and clothes...That is miserable... If everyone got a nice uniform spray without soaking would be nice. I remember a rapids ride at Kings Dominion that would end up in a building with two sheets of water...one on each side of the flume that would literally completely drench everyone on the raft... All the fun of the ride was kind of ruined at that moment...

Chip ChippersonApr 01, 2021

I don't know how wet riders got when it opened, but now only about 2 seats actually get soaked. If you're lucky (or unlucky, depending on your point of view) enough to have the raft rotate you into the right spot then you'll get drenched and might even cool off for a few minutes on a hot day. Everyone else will walk off looking like the wind blew someone's lawn sprinklers at them for a second and likely won't feel the slightest bit cooler than when they got on line. The last time I rode it, we had to use the rider switch option on a really hot day so I got to ride twice. I got drenched the first time and barely got touched by water the second time. I can certainly understand why people might be disappointed if they assumed they'd get wet on a rapids ride and walked away just needing to wipe some mist off their sunglasses - especially in such a hot park.

cookiee_munsterApr 01, 2021

That is insane, but totally understandable. I watched a POV of the ride a few weeks ago and was utterly surprised at just how short this ride is! I do have to say one thing though, when my family and I did ride it in 2001 my mom got that soaked she had to buy new clothes at the park. So it's obviously been toned down quite a bit regarding how wet you get.