PHOTOS: Kali River Rapids in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Opens Just In Time For Spring Break After Annual Refurbishment

Kali River Rapids closed for its annual refurbishment period during the winter months back in January, but it’s back and ready to welcome (and soak) the eager Spring Break crowds at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park.

It opened back up today without much fanfare, although wait times shot up to 40 minutes right upon opening, and unless there’s another cold spell in Orlando, those numbers are unlikely to drop. (In fact, wait time is currently at 90 minutes at time of publishing.)

All elements of the ride (including the river water) have been refreshed, and the attraction underwent testing and draining back in February.

Here’s a look at the attraction back in action on its first day after refurbishment:

We’re excited to have this classic Animal Kingdom park attraction finally open for the year. Are you looking to take an expedition down the Chakranadi River? Book your adventure today! (And don’t forget your poncho.)

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