- Attraction Seating
- Basic Services
- Calendar of Events
- Character Meet and
- Extra Magic Hour
- Fun Facts
- Guide Map
- Operating Hours
- Overlooked Attractions
- Reader Tips
- Refurbishments and Closings
- Restaurant Photo Gallery
- Ride Restrictions
- Smoking Policy
- Special Needs Travelers
- Animal Kingdom
in a Wheelchair
- Ticket FAQs
AT A GLANCE...
Pandora - The World of AVATAR
Official Opening May 27, 2017
- The Boneyard
- Chester and Hester's
- Finding Nemo: The Musical
- Chester and Hester's DinoRama
- Dinoland USA - Part 1 - Part 2
- Discovery Island Shops
- Expedition Everest Part 1 - Part 2
- Everest Temple
- Lights at Animal Kingdom
- Pangani Forest Exploration Trail
- Pwani View Guest House
- Rafiki's Planet Watch
- Royal Couple of Anandapur
- Seats in Animal Kingdom
- Animal Kingdom Youngsters Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3
- Asian Tigers
- Nile Hippopotamus
- West African Crowned Crane
- Animal Kingdom Turns 15
- Animal Kingdom Turns 10
- Animal Kingdom Turns 5
- Kaleidoscopic Kingdoms
OTHER WALT DISNEY WORLD
OTHER DISNEY THEME
As you wind your way through a very long outdoor queue area, you are can enjoy birds and artifacts brought to Animal Kingdom from Asia. The queue area is incredibly themed so pay close attention as you make your way to the rafts.
Once through the turnstiles, you are on a very large rotating disc that moves at the same speed as the rafts. You will get right into a raft, seatbelt yourself in and off you go!
Mist and scents of jasmine greet you at the start of the ride. The raft heads upwards and then down a water fall. The raft sloshs back and forth through a rainforest and temple ruins, but then you smell smoke! The illegal loggers are burning the forest!
Your raft twists and turns through the rapids until you finally are returned to safety.
YOU WILL GET WET!!!!!!!!
Kali River Rapids is a Fastpass+ attraction. Walk through the nearby Maharajah Jungle Trek while waiting for your Fastpass+ window to open.
You will get wet! Trust me! If you don't get wet enough going through the actual ride.....guests standing on the bridge as you approach the disembarking station will shoot water at you through the elephants!
There is a plastic-enclosed, zippered *protective area* in which you can place your belongings, however this is not really very protective. As the day goes on, this area gets wetter and wetter. My advice is to bring a small garbage bag or 2 gallon Ziploc bag with you so your items can be placed in there and then put into the protective area in the raft. There is not a lot of time once you enter the raft to store your items, so be prepared!
If you're planning to go on Kali River Rapids, bring a large garbage bag with you and put your things inside before you put them in the holder on the raft. That way everything will stay dry even if there is some water in the holder, and you can easily gather everything when it's time to get off. (LauraB)
As one who hates getting wet when I'm not in a swimsuit, I always avoided this ride like the plague. But my husband and I figured out a great way to ride it... We packed our backpacks with dry clothes (and a towel or two) and stowed them in a locker at the entrance to Animal Kingdom. In nothing but our swimsuits, cover-ups and flip-flops, we made our way to Kali River Rapids. We rode fives times in succession! After we'd had our fill, and as it was starting to get a little chilly, we scampered back to the lockers and changed in the bathrooms right there. (Suzie)
Don't miss the queue area, it is full of unique designs and artifacts from Asia.
The drop is not very steep; similar to the Pirates of the Carribean boat ride in the Magic Kingdom.
Wearing a poncho will help, but your feet will still be exposed!
This is a GREAT way to cool off in the hotter months!
You must be 38 inches tall to ride the rapids.
Unless your child is frightened by fire, the ride is not considered scary.
and Yeti, the Local Cafes, and Anandapur Ice Cream are in
Mandala Gifts - Asian themed souvenirs, tiger apparel.
Rapids Run was the name originally slated for the raft ride, which
opened as Kali River Rapids.