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Kali River Rapids reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Kali River Rapids, a flume ride in Asia at Disney's Animal Kingdom. (The minimum height to ride is 38 inches.)

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Posted: March 17, 2014

Raft down the turbulent waters of the Chakranadi River through an Asian rain forest, aboard a 12-passenger raft. As to be expected on a river rapids ride, lots goes “terribly wrong,” and you end up soaking wet.

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69 votes, so far

Good for hot days but I expected it to be longer. 7/10 - Owen Scott

With only one big drop this was not a highlight of the trip. - Jeff Krinock

The last couple times I've ridden this, I have been more and more impressed. No it's not as good as Popeye at IOA, but in it's own right, it is a fun rapids ride, with a lottery as to whether you come off drenched or dry. Maybe a little more could be done with the theming but overall worth a ride - James McGee

While the drop is fun and I did get reasonably wet, the theming and overall atmosphere of Kali River Rapids doesn't come close to the excellent Popeye and Bluto's Bilge Rat Barges. - Will Sullivan

To short, to boring, to ugly. Only 1 good element doesn't make a ride. - O T

It's okay... Just a bit short and don't get that wet! (6/10) - Stephen Wallace

I was actually pretty disappointed by this attraction. It doesn't really hold a candle to the Grizzly River Run attraction in California..too short. - Jacob Sundstrom

Aside from a fun drop and top notch theming (it's Disney after all) this is as average as river raft ride gets. The Popeye ride at Universal surpasses this in all respects. - Eric Zaldivar

It Was closed when we went in Jan-2013 - Meg T.

This rapids ride is pretty fun to ride. I got perfect wet on this ride. I loved it. If only they added a couple more splash effects then it would be just right. - Justin Knight

If you've already ridden Popeye & Bluto's Bilge Rat Barges at Islands of Adventure and you're waiting in line for this one... Prepare to be disappointed. - Bryce McGibeny

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