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Kali River Rapids Closing for Refurbishment in Beginning of 2021

kali river rapids refurbishment early 2019

Ride closures at Disney World are common, and now one of the most popular attractions in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Kali River Rapids, is closing for a long refurbishment in early 2021.  

After the holiday period, it’s typical for Disney World to close down some of its attractions for regular maintenance.

Kali River Rapids will be closed from January 3, 2021, through April 1, 2021, and reopening on April 2, 2021.  If it has to close, then I’m happy it’s during this period when the weather is a bit cooler anyway and not in July when it feels great to get soaked!

As of now, there is no word of the Kali River Rapids refurbishment being anything more than normal maintenance.  We’ll keep you posted if any significant changes are made.

These types of refurbishments are normal in Walt Disney World during this time of year. As the crowds start to die down a bit it gives the maintenance crews time to do necessary work on the rides to keep them in top shape and address any small issues they might be having.

Rafts in the Kali River Rapids ride in Disney's Animal Kingdom

Last year right around this time Kali River Rapids went down for refurbishment too, so it’s nothing out of the norm.

This isn’t the only attraction closure in 2021 as there are other big ones happening around the park.

Over in the Magic Kingdom, Tom Sawyer Island and the Liberty Square Riverboat are getting a refurbishment through February.

The Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover is still down and it will remain that way at least until January.

Also, the Walt Disney World Railroad will remain closed through most of 2021 to make room for the TRON roller coaster which is still under construction.

We’ll keep you updated on the refurbishment to Kali River Rapids and let you know if there are any big changes to announce. Stay tuned here at Ziggy Knows Disney for more…

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