Kali River Rapids is a thrilling water raft ride at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. It is an attraction where you can definitely expect to get completely soaked, but may feel grateful if you escape by a narrow miss and watch the rest of your family get soaked instead. Disney recently made changes to the operating schedule for this attraction. It typically has always opened with the park, but will now open 1 hour after park opening. This means that on dates the park is scheduled to open at 9AM, the attraction will open at 10AM. During the week of Christmas and New Year’s when the park is scheduled to open at 8AM, it will open at 9AM. This is likely due to the decreased popularity of the attraction in cooler months when guests won’t need the cool off. This change is already effective on the operating schedule.
The ride will also be closing for a refurbishment for a month. The attraction will on January 3, 2017 and is expected to re-open a month later. No major changes have been announced for the refurbishment, but we will definitely keep you posted as we learn more and know what to expect.