Today I am sharing #71 in our countdown series, 100 Things to Do in Disney ~ Kali River Rapids in Disney's Animal Kingdom, as part of Flashback Fridays hosted by Sarah at Magical Days with the Mouse. Hayley, Joey and Pierre are looking forward to experiencing this on our next trip. Hayley is particularly excited because she is finally tall enough to ride!
Though I have never experienced Kali River Rapids, I have some really great memories of it. Back in 2006, we took Joey, then just 14 months, for his first trip to Walt Disney World. While we were walking through the Asia part of the park, my dad asked us what the Kali River Rapids attraction was all about. Pierre explained that it was a rapids ride and that you get wet. I even added in that you get VERY wet. My dad had never experienced it and despite our warning, he and Pierre made their way onto the ride. Well, let's just say, my dad was soaked head to toe! I laughed so hard because he can be a really serious guy, but he just laughed it off - I was thankful it was a warm day! Here are the before and after pictures:
In 2008, Joey had the chance to experience this attraction for the first time with my dad, Pierre and my brother. He loved it, though all he ever says when we ask him about it is "I got soaked on that ride!" And in all honesty, he did! Here he is after his first experience with Kali River Rapids:
I looked forward to seeing how soaked they all get this year!