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Another refurbishment update for this Walt Disney World attraction

Another refurbishment update for this Walt Disney World attraction

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Refurbishments are ongoing throughout Walt Disney World. This particular refurbishment is scheduled to reopen earlier than expected…again!


Credit: KtP writer Susan

Refurbishment is a dreaded word for Disney fans who will soon be visiting Walt Disney World. In theory, we all understand that refurbishments are a necessary part of keeping each Park magical. However, it is sad when one of your favorite rides, attractions, or even photo opportunities are affected by an extended refurbishment.

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the thrilling attraction, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster received a refurbishment while still in operation. We love the new refurbishment that has brought new life to Mickey’s PhilharMagic in Magic Kingdom.

See all current scheduled refurbishments HERE.

Kali River Rapids

Credit: Maggie

Prepare to get soaked! Kali River Rapids is a classic water ride at Animal Kingdom and is set in the lush jungles of Asia. This thrilling whitewater adventure takes you across geysers, hanging vegetation, along fast-moving rapids, and down a 20 foot slope.

If you go on this attraction, I (Maggie) recommend bringing your poncho unless you enjoy being drenched!

In September we shared that Kali River Rapids would undergo a refurbishment in November. We were unsure of how long this attraction would be closed, but it appeared that it would extend until at least the end of December.

Reopening Date

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Photo: Disney

A little bit ago, we were informed that Kali River Rapids would reopen on December 16th! This was exciting news because it was earlier than the previous date that had been announced. However, this announcement did not last long and the refurbishment was extended AGAIN to January 4th.

Today, we have another update to the refurbishment date! Are you ready?

Kali River Rapids will now open on December 16, 2021

Looking at the calendar on Disney’s website, it now shows the attraction will open mid-December on December 16th again. Will the original date hold true or will it be extended again? We have ten days to find out!

Are you excited to ride Kali River Rapids again when it reopens? Are you pro poncho on this attraction or do you like getting soaked? Tell us about it in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

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