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 Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 15 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.