Kali River Rapids closing for 6 week refurbishment in late 2021

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Posted: Wednesday September 8, 2021 1:37pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Kali River Rapids at Disney's Animal Kingdom will be closing for its annual refurbishment in November 2021.

The closure begins November 1 2021 and will continue through to mid-December 2021.

Typically, Kali River Rapids closes January through to April, but with Expedition Everest closing January through April, the park is moving the Kali River Rapids to an earlier period.

View all current and upcoming Walt Disney World refurbishments.

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cookiee_munster8 days ago

You'd hope they would, but you know it'll be minimal. I've not been to the park in forever. So forgive my ignorance, but is the logging theme pushed throughout the queue line? Without that, I don't know how anyone could figure out what the emphasis on the theme was. All I can remember was part of a small patch of land on fire, and that massive burning tree/log and then waterfall. The end. Don't get me wrong. I actually like the fact that the ride went with an environmental message. But it's so slap dash it's very much blink, and you miss it. Either go big, or just don't do it.

Stevek8 days ago

We are going first week of December so always a bit of a bummer when something is down for refurbishment. That being said, given it might be a little cooler weather wise, not a big deal for me. Kids will probably be more bummed than me.

Bocabear8 days ago

LOL Exactly!

MansionButler848 days ago

So…trim the bamboo and call it a year?

Bocabear8 days ago

Hoping they7 will be working on more than just technical issues but give the show scenes am overhaul...It's time for a fresh new take.

tagoofy9 days ago

I know this is not exciting for many (maybe even disappointing for Kali fans going in Nov, or Everest fans at the marathon), but Kali being one of my favorite rides this just might tip my ticketing decision. My daughter is going to be down there for the Dopey Challenge and planning on going down there just to cheer her on. Was strongly considering not even getting tickets for the parks, but now.... hmmmm. If I might get a change to ride Kali all day long one more time, I might just have to have a ticket.

MansionButler849 days ago

No. Those two fill out the calendar pretty well. Everest is why Kali moved up.

Phicinfan9 days ago

So end of this year, and beginning of next is refurb time at AK? First Everest and now Kali? So Dinosaur is next right?