Kali River Rapids

Description from PassPorter's Walt Disney World Guidebook:

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!”

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Type: Boat Ride
Scope: E-Ticket
Ages: Ages 7 & up
Thrill Factor: Medium drop, flames, geysers, and you will get wet!

Boat Ride Duration: 5 min.
FastPass: Yes
Special Considerations:
- Must transfer from ECV
- Must transfer from wheelchair

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Readers Rating: (rated by 134 PassPorter readers)

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67.19% of our readers would definitely visit Kali River Rapids again.

I would definitely visit this attraction again!
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What PassPorter Readers Think of Kali River Rapids (28 comments):

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

Great ride.
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

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