It’s that time of year in Disney World when rides and shows are CLOSED for refurbishment. Everyone needs a little break — even Disney World attractions!
Luckily, some refurbishments wrapped up pretty quickly. In fact, the Skyliner refurb was finished EARLY! Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is closed for an extended refurbishment, and the Country Bear Jamboree is getting ready for a MAKEOVER! There’s one Disney World attraction over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom that’s been closed for a while, and now, we have a clue about when it could reopen. Let’s take a peek!
Kali River Rapids is currently closed for an extended refurbishment. This makes sense, as winter is the ideal time for water rides to close for a little TLC. The attraction officially closed on January 8th, 2024. Disney shared it would reopen in mid-March, but we never got an official reopening date.
Although Disney hasn’t officially shared the end date of the Kali River Rapids refurbishment, we do have a clue about when the ride could reopen. Looking at the calendar, we can see operating hours for Kali River Rapids on March 16th, 2024. Sneaky! At this time, March 16th is the first date to show operating hours (from 9AM to 6PM) since the ride closed in January.
Of course, this is subject to change between now and March, and Disney has NOT officially confirmed the ride will reopen on that date. But hey — it’s a pretty interesting clue, right? And it DOES line up with Disney’s estimated reopening timeline.
We’ll be sure to keep our eyes out for official confirmation from Disney, and we’ll share more details when the ride reopens. In the meantime, we’re always on the lookout for the latest Disney news, so stay tuned for more.
Is Kali River Rapids one of your favorite rides at Disney’s Animal Kingdom? Tell us in the comments!