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When it comes to one of the best ways to cool off during a really hot summer day, I have a hard time finding anything that compares to Kali River Rapids, located in the Asia Pavilion of Disney’s Animal Kingdom!  This water raft ride — which has an incredibly detailed backstory, I might add — is, without a doubt, the one ride that will get you drenched with water!  Splash Mountain, despite the name, doesn’t hold a candle to the water drenching that you are likely to receive when you ride Kali River Rapids.

I love taking trips down the Chakranadi River, and in true Disney fashion, the Imagineers have done an incredible job telling the real story of this attraction — how the logging companies have been endangering acres and acres of rainforest in locations across the world.  It is a somber note, but an important one, one that draws attention to the fact that Disney’s Animal Kingdom is more then a theme park with great rides — it’s also a powerful force for conservation across the globe through it’s outreach programs.

Still, the primary focus for many of us that ride Kali River Rapids is not just to remember the rainforests, and I’d be lying if I tried to tell you otherwise.  The main reason I ride Kali River Rapids is to enjoy a fun raft ride and get drenched in the process!  That is why it is one of the 30 things that I have to do at Disney World!  Take a look at these photos, and tell me if you agree!

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A little bit of water at the end of the ride.

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A drenched rat!

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Watch out for the elephant on the left – he shoots water! registered & protected



About the Author

Mike Ellis ()

Mike has been a Disney fan since his first trip to the Magic Kingdom in 1979 when he was 11 years old. Since that first trip, he has seen parks open, lands close, and attractions come and go, but one thing remains the same, his love for Disney is as strong as ever. His Disney adventures caused him to start My Dreams of Disney because he wanted to document for his family and friends all of the special Disney Memories he has enjoyed with his family, and since that first post in 2010, Mike's hobby has become his passion! Now a Travel Consultant with Pixie Vacations for six years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and . Also, connect with us on our Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis Facebook page to submit a quote request or learn more about all of your possible vacation destinations!


9 Responses to “30 Things To Do At Disney World: Kali River Rapids!”

  1. […] there at rope drop, and I have two attractions that are must do on my list: Expedition Everest and Kali River Rapids.  My plan is to head straight over to Kali River Rapids to get in and out as quickly as possible, […]