Disney’s Kali River Rapids Now Opens One Hour After Park Opening

Who’s ready to take a wet ride down the river rapids at Disney’s Animal Kingdom? Well, if you’re a fan of Kali River Rapids located in the Asia portion of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you’ll want to take note that you shouldn’t rush to this attraction first. Disney’s has updated the attraction hours to show the attraction now opens one hour after the park opens.


You’ll find on the Walt Disney World website operating hours for Kali River Rapids now show an opening time of 9:00am through July 16 (which is as far as park hours have been updated thus far). For example, today (May 17), Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened at 8:00am but Kali River Rapids doesn’t open until 9:00am.


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While we aren’t sure what the reason may be for this delayed opening, we suspect the line is too small to justify opening the attraction with the rest of the park. We suspect very few people rush off to Kali River Rapids first thing in the morning… and instead head to Avatar Flight of Passage and/or Expedition Everest. Regardless of how you tackle Disney’s Animal Kingdom, take note that Kali River Rapids is on an hour delayed schedule for now.

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.