Kali River Rapids
Drift through jungle mists, unexpected geysers, and smoking devastation on a somewhat daring ride in a 12-person raft. The roaring rapids boast one thrilling (albeit tame) drop. Just when you think it’s all over, Disney tosses in one last little surprise. You will get wet—possibly damp, more likely soaked—and there’s no way to predict (or control) how much. A small storage area is available on board, but it won’t keep things very dry. Some guests wisely bring a poncho and a dry change of clothing—plastic ponchos are available for sale nearby. Shoes/ sandals must be worn at all times. Long lines are common, but they snake through fascinating Asian architecture rich with fine detail. 38”/97 cm height restriction. Special effects may be too intense for some children and adults. Health warning. Must transfer from wheelchair to ride. Allie’s KidTip: “If you go backward on the drop, be prepared to get soaked.” TweenTip: “It’s good when it’s really hot out!”Get a full copy of PassPorter's Walt Disney World guidebook here.
Ages: Ages 7 & up
Thrill Factor: Medium drop, flames, geysers, and you will get wet!
Boat Ride Duration: 5 min.
- Must transfer from ECV
- Must transfer from wheelchair
PassPorter's Ratings for Kali River Rapids
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My favorite ride at the Animal Kingdom. Get ready to be soaked if you do.
Espeon200 gave this a rating of 10 on 06/30/2016 at 2:32:46 pm EDT
only wish it were longer and that there were lockers to put your items in
Team Disney gave this a rating of 8 on 06/30/2016 at 11:55:41 am EDT
While I do enjoy this ride and think it's fun I choose not to ride it because I simply don't care to get soaked to the bone anymore.
TomiRocket gave this a rating of 8 on 06/27/2016 at 1:18:58 pm EDT
Fun when you are really hot and need to cool off.
Disneygirl288 gave this a rating of 8 on 06/25/2016 at 9:24:13 pm EDT
Only worth it if it is a short line. Stood in line once for 2 hours. Never again
questkitten gave this a rating of 4 on 06/24/2016 at 4:01:52 pm EDT
I love this ride (I always bring ponchos) but I wish it were a little longer.
WHMom gave this a rating of 8 on 06/23/2016 at 10:49:09 pm EDT
Best ride on a hot day. You will get soaked!!!
scott disney dad gave this a rating of 9 on 06/20/2016 at 12:24:04 pm EDT
My kids would rate this higher, but I really don't like getting soaked - and I always do.
MissyMouse70 gave this a rating of 6 on 06/19/2016 at 9:55:35 am EDT
Yes I was the one who got very wet
Bernie bear gave this a rating of 9 on 06/17/2016 at 4:52:17 pm EDT
Fun but not worth getting soaked for!
norm & linda gave this a rating of 7 on 06/16/2016 at 11:56:59 pm EDT
Use the free lockers, you will get very wet.
ashlvsq2004 gave this a rating of 9 on 06/16/2016 at 7:20:25 pm EDT
We. Got. Soaked. (Heed the warnings and bring extra clothes!)
goofyboysmama gave this a rating of 7 on 06/14/2016 at 9:51:28 am EDT
Must do if you don't mind getting wet. Otherwise, wear rain gear & protect everything else from the water. Get a locker.
jodistrock gave this a rating of 8 on 06/13/2016 at 8:54:53 pm EDT
I found this to be disappointing. A very long wait for what felt like a meandering ride with one drop at the end.
loveariel gave this a rating of 4 on 06/10/2016 at 4:21:31 pm EDT
Love this ride but I tend to skip it if it is cold because you can get drenched on it.
Feisty Fairy gave this a rating of 8 on 06/10/2016 at 2:38:36 pm EDT
We love this one.. it is fun, though a bit short I would recommend it with a FastPass
dmsprung gave this a rating of 8 on 06/10/2016 at 12:00:54 pm EDT
You will get wet - very wet! But in the middle of the Florida summer heat that is not a bad thing!
Csb10salum gave this a rating of 8 on 06/10/2016 at 11:35:46 am EDT
Disappointingly short ride. Not worth more than a 10 minute wait.
Urbss gave this a rating of 6 on 06/05/2016 at 7:18:40 pm EDT
It was not operating the whole day we were there.
Big G gave this a rating of 1 on 06/05/2016 at 6:04:15 pm EDT
You will not get wet on this ride -- you will get SOAKED! Wish it was longer and more picturesque (I understand the environmental message, but it's ugly up top)
Marie the Cat gave this a rating of 7 on 06/05/2016 at 12:10:49 pm EDT
Not enough thrill, not enough rapid, not enough dry places to stow your gear, not enough water soaking me to the bone! This is a very timid raft ride.
phytage gave this a rating of 3 on 06/05/2016 at 11:47:34 am EDT
You will get wet, wear a poncho! Go first thing in morning and you can get on without a wait. Very thrilling!
FARMERGIRL gave this a rating of 8 on 06/03/2016 at 10:11:50 pm EDT
we went first thing after getting to the part, no wait at all. but it made for a long damp day as you definitely will get wet. Definitely stash belongings in a locker or they will get soaked despite the covered area on the raft.
comfort80 gave this a rating of 10 on 06/03/2016 at 3:18:37 pm EDT
Love it but it's too short.
Jaffa8 gave this a rating of 9 on 06/02/2016 at 4:41:46 pm EDT
Great way to cool off. Quick trip for a rapids ride- especially if you wait in the long lines in the summer.
luckyfin gave this a rating of 8 on 05/31/2016 at 3:02:09 pm EDT
Good, but only with a FP+ as the queue can get really long for such a short ride. Use the nearby lockers to keep your things dry!
Emlette gave this a rating of 8 on 05/28/2016 at 7:57:46 am EDT
txtink gave this a rating of 8 on 05/27/2016 at 12:37:45 pm EDT
You'll definitely get soaked.
MayraLR gave this a rating of 7 on 05/27/2016 at 12:12:08 pm EDT
Rafters getting squirted on Kali River Rapids | photo by Wintersong
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