Are Face Masks Required on Kali River Rapids? Here’s a Look at the Procedure on Water Rides in Disney World!

Although we popped over to Magic Kingdom earlier this week to take a look at everything new and different, we’re back in Animal Kingdom today for Passholder Previews!

Animal Kingdom

While we’ve been experiencing dining modifications, the new character experiences, and more, we’ve also been taking a look at how the ride processes are different in the parks!

As we trek through Animal Kingdom, we’ve been seeing how attractions like Flight of Passage are operating differently. Although health and safety procedures have been implemented around Disney World, water rides have specific protocols for how guests will be able to ride.

Tree of Life

While we’ve visited Splash Mountain in Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom is home to Kali River Rapids (which is a GREAT way to get soaked on a hot Florida day).

Kali River Rapids

Unlike the experience we’ve had in Universal Orlando, we were not told we could take our face masks off on the water rides. Cast Members were also wearing face shields on top of their masks like we’ve seen previously at Splash Mountain. So it seems, from our experiences, guests must leave masks on at all times on all rides.

Face Masks on Water Rides

Two parties are allowed in each raft, and everyone is instructed where to sit so guests are apart from one another.

Kali River Rapids

Water cannons and the water-squirting elephants are not being used at this time, but you still get totally soaked on the ride (it is a river rapids attraction, after all)! Although we didn’t see it in action, Cast Members are still sanitizing rafts when they clean them every 2 hours.

Kali River Rapids

Although nothing major about the attraction had changed, there were still modifications to promote distancing and safety measures for rides and Cast Members. But, the fun doesn’t stop there! You can tag along with us as we take you through a newly re-opened Animal Kingdom during Passholder Previews today!

Take a look at all the other re-opened attractions in Animal Kingdom here!

When will you be going back to Animal Kingdom? Let us know in the comments below!

Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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  1. THE CAMERA THAT TOOK US THROUGH SPLASH MOUNTAIN RIDE WAS GREAT SANG THE WHOLE RIDE THANK YOU FOR HELPING THE STAY AT HOME PEOPLE FEEL LIKE THEY WERE THERE. LOVE YOU DISNEY HOPE IN JAN I CAN COME WITH MY SON AND HIS WIFE YOU MADE MY DAY A MAGICAL DAY