So much is happening at Disney World right now, and we’re keeping you updated on all the latest changes.
Hellooooo, we’ve got a Disney World refurbishment update!
Last week, we spotted that hours had disappeared for Kali River Rapids in January potentially suggesting a refurbishment closure. Now, Disney has confirmed that this Animal Kingdom attraction will be closing early next year!
The Walt Disney World Railroad has been down for a good while now due to construction with the TRON coaster, we recently saw the Rivers of America get drained for a refurbishment on the Liberty Square Riverboat and Tom Sawyer Island, and don’t even get us started on the PeopleMover! The slow-moving ride through Tomorrowland never reopened with Magic Kingdom, and we keep seeing the refurbishment end date getting pushed back. Now, we may soon be adding another ride to the list — Kali River Rapids in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
We’ve been exploring Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom this week during Cast Member and Annual Passholder previews before the theme parks reopen to the general public on July 11th, so that you’ll know what to expect for your first time back!
So far, we’ve talked about rider switch, refillable popcorn buckets, and a bunch of other important stuff you’ll want to know before you go! And while you probably know by now face masks must be worn at all times while visiting Disney World, you might be wondering if you have to wear them on water rides.
We spent yesterday at Universal Orlando attending a special Annual Passholder preview!
And while we had some idea what to expect based on the new health and safety measures we’d already experienced when several CityWalk stores and restaurants began to reopen on May 14th, we knew our first time back to an ACTUAL theme park was probably going to look and feel A LOT more different!