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Kali River Rapids

 

At Kali River Rapids, guests are launched on 12-person rafts into the turbulent Chakranadi River for a wild, wet ride through a jungle habitat jeopardized by illegal logging. Rafters first travel into a huge bamboo tunnel, where they're enveloped in a jasmine-scented mist as their raft climbs upriver into the headwaters.

Soon their rafts encounter a sweeping waterfall. A giant carved tiger face appears from behind the falls. Gliding beyond to the wondrous rainforest and temple ruins, the raft emerges suddenly from a bamboo thicket, and the sweet jasmine aroma is lost to the acrid smell of burning wood. A discordant note is struck as fires are burning, trees are falling, habitat is destroyed and pristine lands are endangered, a constant threat in Asia. As their raft twists and spins through the river, guests face a denuded landscape of logged-out forest burning wildly. A tangled arch of burning logs looms ahead as the raft rushes toward a fiery doom. Disaster narrowly avoided, more thrills await on a ride through turbulent waters that reveals a surprise around every turn, including an abrupt drop into churning waters.

Kali River Rapids features Disney's FASTPASS, an innovative system -- free to park guests -- designed to reduce waiting times at popular attractions in all four Walt Disney World theme parks.

 
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