*This is an update to the news we brought you this morning about the planned reopening of the Kali River Rapid attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Because of the nature of refurbishments, planned closures, and scheduled maintenance, these times and dates can (and do) change from time to time.
Well, hold on to your hats because the info has changed once again, and now, at this moment, according to the calendar on Disney World’s website, the attraction–at least for right now–is scheduled to be open beginning December 16, 2021, although times for the attraction vary with the park hours for the day. (Again, that’s barring any further changes!)
Perhaps Anandapur was tossing around ideas about whether to keep its borders closed longer or to reopen them sooner. Tourism may be down, so they’ve decided to open their borders earlier than expected? We aren’t sure. (Darn this pandemic!)
Whatever the reason, the date is different now, but, as mentioned above, the operational hours for the attraction change with the operational hours for Disney’s Animal Kingdom. For example, Kali River Rapids looks to be open on December 18 and December 19, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
But on January 3, 2021, the day we had recently been told would mark the opening of the Kali River Rapids attraction after its scheduled closure, the attraction will open later and close earlier, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
If any further changes to the opening are made and announced, we will update you yet again! Here’s hoping whenever it opens, that you get to enjoy it with your friends and family, whether during the holiday season or into next year!